Microsoft names Rajiv Kumar as Head R&D business for India

Software giant Microsoft has appointed Rajiv Kumar as the new Managing Director of Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd (MIRPL).

Kumar is associated with Microsoft since 1992. Prior to this appointment, he was working as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices (E+D) Group.

He has headed projects including Kaizala (an enterprise productivity chat app) and led the campus hiring programme in India. These projects enabled Microsoft in recruiting the best talent from premier engineering colleges in India.

“Over the years Kumar has innovated on a variety of products and built large world-class engineering organisations rooted in the foundation of a strong culture of Microsoft,” said the company.

Kumar’s long stint in the company shows his capabilities to head R&D business in India. He became a part of Microsoft in 1992, as a campus-hire and elevated from being a developer in the Visual Basic team to Development Manager in BizTalk and then the Product Unit Manager for the Content Management Server team, which became a part of the SharePoint server.

Set up in 1998, IDC denotes Microsoft’s strategy of globally shared development to construct products and services for motivating digital innovation that enables to transform individuals and organisations across all industry verticals.

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