Salesforce, has appointed former banker Arundhati Bhattacharya as the chairman and chief executive of its India division. She will begin serving the newly assigned role from April 20th.
Currently, Bhattacharya oversees the financial services group SWIFT India. Prior to this, she has served as the chairperson of the state-run State Bank of India for nearly four decades. In her new role at Salesforce, she will be entrusted with the tasks of helping the global giant to scale rapidly in India, one of the company’s fastest-growing overseas markets.
Salesforce offers a range of cloud services to customers in India, where it has over 1 million developers. The company considers Zoho and Freshworks as its Indian competitors and counts Indian firms RedBus, Franklin Templeton and CEAT as some of its clients.
About the Salesforce’s new member, President, and CEO of Salesforce International, Gavin Patterson said: “Arundhati is an incredible business leader, and we are delighted to welcome her to Salesforce as chairperson and CEO India.” He further added, “India is an important growth market for Salesforce and a world-class innovation and talent hub and Arundhati’s leadership will guide our next phase of growth, customer success and investment in the region.”
About her new role in Salesforce, Bhattacharya said: “I could not be more excited to join the Salesforce team to ensure we capture this tremendous opportunity and contribute to India’s development and growth story in a meaningful way.”
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