Microsoft India has promoted Anil Bhansali as the managing director of its R&D operations and the new head of its Indian development center. He will take over from Amit Chatterjee, who is relocating to Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters.
Prior to this appointment, Bhansali was serving as the General Manager of Cloud and Enterprise engineering teams at Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC). He joined Microsoft in 1991, as part of its Office division in Redmond and later served as the Partner Development Manager in the Office Shared Services Team.
Bhansali relocated to India in 2003 as the Director of the Windows Live Platforms Services Group and later was appointed as the Engineering Leader of the Windows Feature Engineering Group in 2006.
In June 2013, Microsoft had also appointed Karan Bajwa as the new Managing Director of its Sales and Marketing Group (SMSG), who had taken over the erstwhile MD Sanket Akerkar.
Started in 1998 in Hyderabad, Microsoft’s India Development Center currently houses more than 2,000 employees and is one of the company’s largest development centers outside the US. It currently collaborates with Redmond’s product engineering teams in five out of the Microsoft’s seven business divisions including Microsoft Business Solutions, Microsoft Office Division, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Online Services Division and Windows Division.