Bhaskar Pramanik is Chairman, Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Limited. He is responsible for all marketing, operations and business development efforts of Microsoft in the country. He provides leadership for all Microsoft assets in India including R&D facilities and leads Microsoft's interactions with policy makers, customers and business partners.
Mr. Pramanik is focused on defining Microsoft’s devices and services strategy for India to help businesses and individuals to realize their true potential. He believes in developing people, promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and harnessing India’s talent and innovation to bring the power of IT to positively impact society at large.
With over 35 years of experience in the Indian IT industry, Mr. Pramanik comes to Microsoft from Oracle where he had been the Managing Director for its Indian operations after the global acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle.
At Oracle, his focus was to create higher growth through greater cross leveraging of lines of business; to enhance customer satisfaction and to increase employee motivation.
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. Mr. Pramanik was instrumental in building the company's presence in India and growing it at a pace faster than the industry average. He has held several senior management positions in Digital Equipment India Ltd., Blue Star Ltd., and NELCO.
Mr. Pramanik is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He attended the Advanced Marketing Management Program at Stanford University. He is a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM and is the co-chair of the National Committee for IT, ITES & e-Commerce at CII. In the past, he has also head leadership positions at other industry bodies including MAIT and AMCHAM.
Mr. Pramanik is based in Gurgaon with his family. His interests are photography and reading.