ARUNDHATI BHATTACHARYA TO JOIN SALESFORCE AS CHAIRPERSON ANDCEO INDIA
Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, today announced that Arundhati Bhattacharya will join the company on April 20th as chairperson and CEO, Salesforce India, to lead the company’s growth and expansion across the market.
Salesforce, headquartered in San Francisco, has been scaling rapidly in India. The company’s growth has been fuelled by businesses accelerating their digital
transformation and partnering with Salesforce as their trusted digital advisor. Salesforce enables companies to take advantage of powerful technologies — cloud, mobile, social, artificial intelligence, voice and blockchain — to deliver personalised, connected experiences for their customers. Leading Indian companies, such as CEAT, redBus, and Franklin Templeton, use Salesforce to connect with their customers in a whole new way.
Salesforce has invested significantly in India over many years, adding more jobs, expanding its office space and partner ecosystem to support its growing customer base. In 2016, the company opened a new Centre of Excellence in Hyderabad and expects to add 3,000 jobs across the region over the next three years, making India a leading global talent and innovation hub for the company. Arundhati is a highly experienced business leader and finance authority, previously Chairperson of the State Bank of India and in 2016, was listed as the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. In her role as chairperson and CEO of Salesforce India, Arundhati will report to Ulrik Nehammer, General Manager APAC and will oversee the growth strategy of the company and play an integral role in defining
Salesforce’s relationship with the ecosystem of customers, partners and community. “Arundhati is an incredible business leader and we are delighted to welcome her to Salesforce as chairperson and CEO India,” said Gavin Patterson, President and CEO, Salesforce International. “India is an important growth market for Salesforce and a world-class innovation and talent hub and Arundhati’s leadership will guide our next phase of growth, customer success and investment in the region.”
“Salesforce is a company with an impressive track record in supporting the digital transformation of its customers with world class technology and there is an incredible opportunity for future growth in India,” said Arundhati Bhattacharya. “Salesforce has also shown that it is guided by a core set of values and a mission to do good in the world and I could not be more excited to join the Salesforce team to ensure we capture this tremendous opportunity and contribute to India’s development and growth story in a meaningful way.“
Salesforce and its ecosystem of customers and partners in India is expected to create over $67 billion in business revenues and 548,400 new direct jobs by 2024, according to research by IDC . Trailhead, Salesforce’s free online learning platform, provides access for anyone to learn the skills needed for these critical roles. The Salesforce ecosystem is flourishing in India where there are already over 1 million Salesforce Developers and more Trailhead users than in any other market outside the US.
Salesforce is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age. Founded in 1999, Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies—cloud, mobile, social, internet of things, artificial intelligence, voice and blockchain—to create a 360° view of their customers. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com .