Salesforce appoints former SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya as India CEO

US cloud-based service provider Salesforce.com Inc has appointed former State Bank of India Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya to head its India operations. Bhattacharya will be the Chairman and CEO of Salesforce India on April 20 and report to Ulrik Nehammer, General Manager APAC.

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Gavin Patterson, President and CEO, Salesforce International said, “India is an important growth market for Salesforce and a world-class innovation and talent hub and Arundhati’s leadership will guide our next phase of growth, customer success and investment in the region.”

The move comes at a time when the software company is planning to expand its reach in the country aggressively, a market that is increasingly adopting digital technologies.

Bhattacharya earlier headed the State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, is one of India’s most known faces in the industry. She was the first woman to head over 200-year-old bank. She retired from SBI in 2017 after spending four decades in various roles.

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