Salesforce has appointed Sanket Atal as a Senior Vice President & Managing Director for India. Based out of Bengaluru, Atal will be responsible for driving the next phase of growth for Salesforce in India, said the company. Atal will report to Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson, Salesforce India.
Prior to this appointment, Sanket was heading Intuit India as Managing Director. In a career spanning over 30 years, Atal has played a leadership role in Software Development with Informix, Oracle, CA Tech, MakeMyTrip, and Intuit, working in the US and India with geographically distributed teams.
“These are exciting and challenging times for all of us. India is a strategic growth market for Salesforce and a world-class innovation and talent hub. As we continue to grow and guide our customers through their digital transformation journey, Sanket’s appointment is a reflection of our commitment and continued investment in India. We welcome Sanket to Salesforce and look forward to driving even greater innovation and success in this market.” said Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson, Salesforce India.
Salesforce has invested significantly in India over many years, adding more jobs, expanding its office space and partner ecosystem to support its growing customer base. India is home to the second-highest Salesforce workforce outside of the US with over 4000 employees across Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru, said the company.
The company said that Atal brings in a wealth of experience leading and growing global development centres delivering future-ready solutions. His passion for innovation and wealth of experience in leading and growing global development centres will play an instrumental role in accelerating growth for Salesforce in India making it a global hub for talent and innovation.
“Salesforce has built a phenomenal cloud ecosystem of partners and customers in India. I look forward to helping drive growth, innovation and customer success as well as delivering product innovation at a global scale, from right here in India. Given my passion and deep experience with the startup ecosystem, I am also excited to empower businesses of all sizes, particularly startups, to create future-ready solutions leveraging the Salesforce platform. It’s an awesome time to be joining the company.” said Sanket Atal.