“I had the honor to judge IT awards and relished reviewing and scoring nominations worldwide. It was inspiring to observe innovative and impactful solutions being developed across various industries and geographies and recognizing the outstanding achievements of those driving this progress. The depth of talent and creativity on display was impressive, and this experience reinforced my appreciation for technology’s power to make a positive difference in our world.”
Senior Director, Cloud & AI Strategy | Microsoft| Redmond, Washington, United States
Currently, I am a Senior Director of Strategy in Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud Division. I work with Microsoft’s leadership on key strategic projects that define the company’s direction, such as entering new markets, defining product strategy, and identifying and executing M&A transactions. For example, I spearheaded the strategy for Microsoft to enter the healthcare space. Additionally, I have collaborated with cybersecurity, AI, and DevOps teams to define their product strategies, launch new products, and identify and execute M&A opportunities.
Prior to Microsoft, I held the position of Engagement Manager at McKinsey, where I was responsible for leading teams of three to five Associates. I worked with senior leaders at Fortune 500 companies to define their digital transformation strategies and implemented Industry 4.0 solutions to a myriad of clients across consumer, retail, and healthcare.
I hold an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.