Ex-Oracle MD now Microsoft India chairman

Ex Oracle MD Bhaskar Pramanik will now be leading software giant Microsoft as its chairman for India operations. Pramanik, ex MD for Oracle India and Sun Microsystems , came into power in less than two months after Ravi Venkatesan quit as Microsoft India's chairman and corporate vice-president. “As chairman, Pramanik will oversee Microsoft's sales, marketing and services subsidiary, provide overall leadership on all Microsoft assets in India and lead our citizenship agenda in close alignment with India's national priorities,” Microsoft said in a statement. Pramanik will report to Jean-Philippe Courtois, who is the President of Microsoft International. “I am excited to be part of a company that has such a wide play across industries, segments, products and services. I look forward to partnering with the business leaders and the entire Microsoft team to grow our business in India and enable the success of all our stakeholders,” Pramanik said