Rajan Anandan to lead Google India

MUMBAI: Google Inc. has roped in Rajan Anandan as vice president of India sales and operations.

Anandan will replace Shailesh Rao, who has been covering two roles. Rao will now focus only on his role as full-time Japan and Asia-Pacific managing director, media and platform sales. 
Says Japan and Asia-Pacific operations president Daniel Alegre, "India is an important growth country for Google. With Internet users growing at 50 per cent year-on-year, a strong leadership team will ensure that Google captures this tremendous opportunity."
Anandan‘s 18-year career includes key roles at Microsoft, Dell and McKinsey & Company.

Most recently Anandan was MD of Microsoft India, responsible for all aspects of Microsoft‘s software, OEM and services business in India. 
Prior to joining Microsoft, Anandan was the vice president and country general manager of Dell in India. He also played several leadership roles including being the executive assistant to chairman Michael Dell.

Before that, Anandan was a Partner with McKinsey & Company in Chicago. He holds an MSc from Stanford and a BSc from MIT.

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