It was only in March 2019 that the IBM and Microsoft veteran was appointed as the head of Google Cloud in India. Now that Bajwa has been elevated as chief of Google’s Asia Pacific Cloud Division, he will relocate to Singapore later in 2021 and will continue as the interim leader for Google Cloud in India until a new senior leader for the business is appointed.
“Since Karan joined us in March 2020, Google Cloud in India has grown from strength to strength. He’s advanced the digital transformation journeys of many large Indian organizations across industries and successfully expanded our partner community. He brings tremendous management and sales experience with him to this regional role, and we’re thrilled to have him at the helm of our APAC business,” said Rob Enslin, President of Sales, Google Cloud.
According to a company statement, going ahead Bajwa will lead all regional revenue and go-to-market operations for Google Cloud, including on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google Workspace from Tuesday and he shall be reporting to Enslin.
Google Cloud, which competes with the likes of Amazon Web Services, IBM and Microsoft Azure among others Sharechat, Tech Mahindra, Samsung Electronics, Wipro, as customers and recently announced expansion in New Delhi as a cloud region this year.