Microsoft India chairman Ravi Venkatesan resigns

February 11th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Feb 11 (ANI): Microsoft’s India chairman Ravi Venkatesan has put in his papers after leading the US software’s Indian business for seven years.

Microsoft hasn’t announced a replacement for Venkatesan, but the job is likely to go to a person from outside.

“It’s not an easy decision. It’s a great company. When you create something starting from scratch, I realized my whole identity is wrapped up with it,” Venkatesan told Wall Street Journal.

“But seven years ago we had set various objectives in financials and image and reputation and it was clear by the summer that we were close to achieving those,” he said.

After overseeing the smooth transition at Microsoft India, Venkatesan said that he would work on for a few months on a book on why so few multinational companies have built a sizable business in India and what the lessons are from those that succeeded.

Venkatesan worked for more than 17 years at Cummins Inc., a US-based firm that designs and makes engines prior to joining Microsoft. (ANI)

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