Former Microsoft exec Anil Bhansali joins as VP of engineering for Google Cloud in India

Former Microsoft exec Anil Bhansali joins as VP of engineering for Google Cloud in India
Anil Bhansali
11 May, 2020

Search engine giant Google has brought in Anil Bhansali as its vice president of engineering for Google Cloud in India.

In his new role, Bhansali will coordinate all software development support efforts for Google’s cloud unit in India, according to a statement. 

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“I’m excited to be part of the technology charter of one of the world’s most innovative companies, and look forward to growing Google Cloud’s development support efforts in India to deliver solutions for customers faster and with great impact,” Bhansali said.

In his nearly three decades at Microsoft, Bhansali led engineering efforts across the company’s office, search, and windows divisions.  

Most recently, he served as corporate vice president of Azure cloud division and site leader for its research and development team in India.

“Product innovation that enables digital transformation sits right at the core of Google Cloud’s mission. We’re very excited that Anil Bhansali has joined Google Cloud to help grow and scale our software development support efforts in India so we can continue expanding and advancing Google Cloud services,” Amit Zavery, vice president (VP), engineering, Google, said.

Bhansali holds B.Sc and M.Sc from New York-based Stony Brook University.

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Google Cloud provides organisations with infrastructure, platform capabilities and industry solutions. The platform has customers in more than 150 countries.

Earlier this month, Paris based aerospace, defense, and security solutions provider Thales announced that it would use Google cloud technology to deliver secure and scalable activation of eSIM.  

In March,  Google roped in former IBM India country head as the managing director (MD) for its cloud computing division in India.

Last year in November, Sanjay Gupta joined Google India as its country manager and vice president of sales and operations.