Microsoft India names Karan Bajwa managing director, sales

Karan BajwaMicrosoft India has appointed Karan Bajwa, currently the head of enterprise business in India, as managing director of its sales and marketing group (SMSG).

Bajwa will continue to be based out of Gurgaon and will report to Microsoft India chairman Bhaskar Pramanik. He has been with the company for over five years.

As part of the transition, Sanket Akerkar, the current managing director, is moving back to the United States to take up another assignment in the company. He has been with Microsoft Corporation since 2003, and moved to the Indian subsidiary in 2010.

Bajwa starts his new tenure in July 2013 and Sanket will help with the transition until the end of July.

In an additional planned transition, Floris van Heijst, general manager – Marketing & Operations, Microsoft India, will take up a senior appointment within Europe in July 2013.

Van Heijst joined Microsoft in 2005 and has been in India since 2010. the company will announce his replacement shortly.