Bhaskar Pramanik has just recently retired from his position as Chairman, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Prior to Microsoft, he was at Oracle where his focus was to drive growth through greater cross leveraging of lines of business, enhance customer satisfaction and increase employee motivation. He has held several senior management positions in Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment India Ltd, Blue Star Ltd., and NELCO.
An engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, he attended the Advanced Marketing Management Programme at Stanford University. He is on the board of several companies, including the State Bank of India. He is also a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM and is the co-chair of the National Committee for IT, ITES & e-Commerce at CII. In the past, he has held leadership positions at industry bodies such as MAIT and AMCHAM. Bhaskar is based in Gurgaon with his family. His interests are photography and reading.