Salesforce, a global leader in CRM, announced that Sanket Atal will join the company as Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Sites (India) based in Bengaluru. Atal will be instrumental in driving the next phase of growth for Salesforce in India combining the best of design thinking and digital strategies to build breakthrough customer experiences and ways of working with a specific focus on operational execution.
Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson, Salesforce India, stated, “These are exciting and challenging times for all of us. India is a strategic growth market for Salesforce and a world-class innovation and talent hub. As we continue to grow and guide our customers through their digital transformation journey, Sanket’s appointment is a reflection of our commitment and continued investment in India. We welcome Sanket to Salesforce and look forward to driving even greater innovation and success in this market.”
Atal will report to Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson, Salesforce India and will officially join Salesforce on March 15, 2021.
Salesforce has invested significantly in India over many years, adding more jobs, expanding its office space and partner ecosystem to support its growing customer base. India is home to the second-highest Salesforce workforce outside of the US with over 4,000 employees across Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru. Launched in 2016, the Salesforce Centre of Excellence (CoE) located in Hyderabad has been instrumental in fueling innovation globally, building end-to-end solutions for customers including some of the latest industry clouds - Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Financial Services for Insurance and Hyperforce - built at the CoE.
Atal brings in a wealth of experience leading and growing global development centers delivering future-ready solutions. His passion for innovation and wealth of experience in leading and growing global development centers will play an instrumental role in accelerating growth for Salesforce in India making it a global hub for talent and innovation.