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Microsoft names new GM of Enterprise & Partner Group for APAC

Zafirah Salim | Dec. 7, 2015
The newly-appointed Ricky Kapur will be responsible for driving relationships with enterprise customers and developing strategic alliances with service providers and system integrators.

Software giant Microsoft has recently appointed Ricky Kapur as the new General Manager for its Enterprise & Partner Group in Asia-Pacific, effective January 1, 2016.

In his new role, Kapur will be responsible for driving relationships with enterprise customers and developing strategic alliances with service providers and system integrators, to ensure that Microsoft's innovation and business solutions meet their needs.

Kapur most recently served as the Managing Director for Google's Cloud Platform business in Asia Pacific; and prior to that, he led its Google for Work organisation.

An IT industry veteran of over 20 years, Kapur has a long and distinguished leadership career in the region, including serving as Vice President for Oracle's Technology Business for ASEAN, as well as leadership roles at Siebel and business analytics provider, SAS.

"There is significant change happening at Microsoft right now and that is a big draw for talent across many disciplines. We are thrilled to have Ricky join us to lead our Enterprise team in APAC," said Cesar Cernuda, Microsoft's Asia-Pacific President. "He brings with him extensive proven business and leadership skills, plus local cloud market knowledge, insights and the expertise needed to lead our team of highly-committed local professionals, dedicated to helping our customers succeed in a mobile-first, cloud-first world."

 

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