It was very special for People Matters to have Bhaskar Pramanik as the Keynote Speaker at the ‘Are You In The List’ Award 2015. When we first approached Bhaskar to be the Speaker, we were apprehensive yet optimistic about him attending the ceremony. His team sounded positive over the numerous phone calls and emails that we exchanged. Today, at the Gala Night we were so proud to have him around us – his sheer presence added a sense of achievement in our entire People Matters’ team.
Here’s a little note about him:
Bhaskar Pramanik is the Chairman of the Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. An engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, he attended the Advanced Marketing Management Program at Stanford University. He is the member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM and is the co-chair of the National Committee for IT, ITES & e-commerce at CII.
At Microsoft, he is responsible for all marketing, operations, and business development efforts In India. 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. As Chairman of Microsoft India, he reports directly to Jean-Philippe Courtois who is currently the President of Microsoft International.
With more than 40 years of experience in the IT industry, Bhaskar 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.
Prior to Microsoft, Bhaskar briefly worked with Oracle where his focus was to create higher growth through greater cross leveraging of lines of business; to enhance customer satisfaction and to increase employee motivation.
He also 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 US HQ. Bhaskar 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.
He is based in Gurgaon with his family. His interests are photography and reading.