Bhaskar Pramanik, managing director of Oracle India, is quitting the company to "pursue other opportunities", the US software firm said today. Reports, meanwhile, said he is in line to lead Microsoft's Indian operations.
Sandeep Mathur, who is vice president-technology at Oracle India, will replace Pramanik, the company said in a statement.
This is the latest in a line of top-level exits at the Indian operations of global IT firms.
Last month, Microsoft said the chairman of its Indian unit, Ravi Venkatesan, had decided to leave the company, the second top official to quit the software giant in six months.
Microsoft India's former managing director, Rajan Anandan, who left the company last year, was named head of Google's India operations in January.
Third-ranked Indian outsourcer Wipro replaced the joint chief executives of its core outsourcing business earlier this year with a company veteran, T K Kurien, to "make the organisation structure simpler", as it said.
A Microsoft spokesperson said there was no confirmation on the names, but the firm would be soon making an announcement to fill the post of its India chairman. Industry watchers feel Pramanik will probably get the job.