Google Cloud announced that Bikram Singh Bedi, who set up the Amazon Web Services (AWS) operations in India, will succeed Karan Bajwa as its new Managing Director for the country.
Bajwa has already been elevated to become the new leader for the Asia Pacific region and is leading all regional revenue and go-to-market operations for Google Cloud, including on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google Workspace.
Karan Bajwa, Vice President of Google Cloud in Asia Pacific stated, “I'm happy to welcome Bedi to lead our India business. With a proven track record of building and growing successful enterprise businesses, his experience will be a tremendous asset to the team as we embark on this next phase of growth.”
Bedi joins Google Cloud from online grocery delivery service Grofers where he was working as the President Strategy and New Initiatives.
In a statement, Bedi said, "The true test of 2021 will be how enterprises will leverage cloud computing to modernize and scale for growth and Google Cloud is committed to help them accelerate their digital transformation to build a strong foundation for the future.”
Prior to Grofers, Bedi was instrumental in setting up the AWS business in India and was the head of India and South Asia for six years. He also held various leadership positions at IBM and Oracle.
Google Cloud reported $3.8 Bn in sales in the fourth quarter, which is a 46 percent jump from the fourth quarter of 2019 and India has been a growth market for the firm. Google Cloud also continues to invest in India and is on track to launch its Delhi cloud region in India this year it's second after Mumbai which was launched in 2017. Given the demand for cloud computing shot up, fueled by the pandemic, India will continue to be a strategic market for the firm.