Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. is responsible
for all marketing, operational and business development efforts in the country.
He provides the single point of leadership for all Microsoft assets including R&D
facilities in India and plays an integral role in defining Microsoft's relationships
with policy makers, customers and business partners.
With over 35 years of experience in the Indian IT industry, Bhaskar comes to Microsoft
from Oracle where he had been the Managing Director for its Indian operations post
the global acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle. Bhaskar's focus in the last
year at Oracle India was to; create higher growth through greater cross leveraging
of lines of business; to enhance customer satisfaction and to increase employee
Prior to Oracle, he worked for Sun Microsystems for 13 years as the Managing Director
in India and in his last position, served as Global Vice President, Commercial Systems
at the U.S. HQ. Bhaskar was instrumental in building the company's presence in India
and growing it at a pace faster than the industry average. Bhaskar has held several
senior management positions in companies like Digital Equipment India Ltd., Blue
Star Ltd., and NELCO. His last held position at Digital Equipment was Director,
Enterprise Sales, Digital Equipment Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Singapore.
Bhaskar is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
He has also attended the Advanced Marketing Management Program at Stanford University.
Bhaskar has been a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM and a member of various
committees in CII and MAIT. He was also the Chairman of the American Chamber of
Commerce, Karnataka, in 2003-2004.
Bhaskar is based in Gurgaon with his family. His wife Madhumita is involved with
NGO's to teach underprivileged school children and is active with the TOI's Teach
India program. He has two adult children. His interests are photography, reading
and rebuilding his Golf game.