Redmond, Washington based technology giant Microsoft has appointed Navtez Bal as its executive director for the public sector in India.
Bal will replace Manish Prakash, who will transition to the role of government regional business lead at Microsoft Asia.
In his new role, Bal will lead and expand the company’s public sector business in India, with a focus on driving digital transformation and innovation across public sector organisations, a statement said.
Bal has over two decades of experience across industries such as oil and gas, power, metals and mining, and automotive industry, in several geographies. Additionally, he has extensive experience in strategy development, business building, operational transformation, and organisation redesign.
Prior to the current role, he served for 19 years at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Most recently, he served as a senior partner for the American firm, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Bal holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering (now Delhi Technological University) and a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta.
Last month, Microsoft partnered with enterprise data management and analytics company SAS to enable customers to address complex analytical challenges and foster innovation.
Microsoft India and the social arm of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM Foundation) recently launched ‘Innovate for Accessible India,’ a campaign to promote the use of technology to empower people with disabilities.