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Salesforce Hires Arundhati Bhattacharya As Its CEO for India

Salesforce Hires Arundhati Bhattacharya As Its CEO for India

Salesforce is known throughout the world as being the leader when it comes to CRM software and Cloud Computing Solutions. It bases itself out of San Francisco, California, but has bases and offices located in numerous places around the globe. There are even four branches to be found in India, including in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Hyderabad. And now, all of these divisions are to be chaired by Arundhati Bhattacharya as of April 20.

Bhattacharya, who will also sign on as Chief Executive of the India division of Salesforce, previously operated as the chairperson for the state-run State Bank of India. That role was undertaken by her for almost 40 years. Alongside this, she is responsible for overseeing the financial services group SWIFT India. With her move to Salesforce, Bhattacharya will have the task in hand when it comes to helping the company expand as rapidly as possible throughout India. This has been marked as one of fastest growing overseas markets for Salesforce.

Resigning from her position with the State Bank of India, Arundhati will now report to Ulrik Nehammer, the General Manager of Salesforce in the APAC region. Speaking on behalf of Salesforce International, President and CEO Gavin Patterson said that Arundhati is “an incredible business leader”, before continuing on with a welcome for her to the Salesforce team. “India is an important growth market for Salefroce and a world-class innovation and talent hub and Arundhati’s leadership with guide out next phase of growth…”, he finished.

What Does Salesforce Do?

A range of Cloud Services are provided through the Salesforce brand, with over one million developers using its services being based within India. Furthermore, a larger portion of Trailhead users exist within India than anywhere else outside of Salesforce’s US business deals. Some of the biggest clients for the company in India include CEAT, redBus and Franklin Templeon, which launched a growth fund last month.

Such services are provided to all forms of technology these days, with companies even expanding their products to mobile devices. As smartphones and tablets are being used more in the workplace to complete jobs, one has to wonder how long it will be before even computers become unnecessary. That would work fine for brands like Bet365, which actually does a lot of its business through mobile devices. The truth is that the Bet365 mobile apps are used by many of its sports betting and casino gaming customers, allowing for gambling to take place from any location.

Salesforce meanwhile, expects to provide 3,000 more jobs to people in India within the next three years, with the mindset of turning the nation into what it described as a “leading global talent and innovation hub” for the company.

Speaking of her appointment to chairperson and CEO of the India division, Bhattacharya said that she couldn’t be “more excited to join the Salesforce team” and looks forward to capturing the “tremendous opportunity”.

Over $67 billion in business revenue is expected to be generated by Salesforce and its ecosystem of customers and partners in India. Additionally, more than 540,000 jobs will likely be created by 2024.
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