Microsoft appoints Rajiv Kumar as the new Managing Director of Microsoft India (R&D) (MIRPL). As the MD, Rajiv is expected to further build upon the capability of the engineering division and reinforce the culture of inclusion, innovation and collaboration.
Among Rajiv’s recent key contributions to Microsoft are Kaizala (an enterprise productivity chat app) and bootstrapping the campus hiring program in India resulting in Microsoft hiring the best talent from premier engineering colleges in India.
Currently Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices (E+D) Group, Rajiv is taking on this added responsibility from Anil Bhansali, who held this role for the last six years. Anil will continue as the Corporate Vice President of Cloud & Enterprise and will be relocating to Redmond, USA.
Microsoft India Development Center (IDC) in MIRPL is one of Microsoft’s largest R&D centers outside the Redmond headquarters. Set up in 1998, IDC represents Microsoft’s strategy of globally shared development to build products and services for driving digital innovation that helps transform individuals and organizations across all industry verticals. Using the power of technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence, Microsoft is contributing (among other aspects) to building solutions for empowering emerging markets like India in areas like healthcare, agriculture and education. – India Times