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Microsoft names ex-Oracle India MD as India chair

business Updated: Mar 29, 2011 12:27 IST
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The world's top software firm Microsoft has named former managing director of Oracle's India operations, Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman of its India unit.

Microsoft said that Pramanik will oversee sales, marketing and services operations of Microsoft India, which employs more than 5,300 staff across two development centers and 13 marketing offices.

Outside of the United States, Microsoft's largest employee base is in India.

Pramanik's appointment is the latest in a line of top-level changes at the Indian operations of global technology firms.

Pramanik, who announced his resignation from Oracle in March, replaces Ravi Venkatesan, who quit Microsoft India in February.

Venkatesan was the second top-rung official to quit Microsoft India in six months after former managing director Rajan Anandan, who was named head of Google's operations in January.