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As Regional Business Lead for Manufacturing, Saj Kumar is responsible for defining and developing Microsoft’s business strategy for Manufacturing Industries Asia, as well as driving the development and adoption of industry-specific solutions for Microsoft’s customers in this segment, which includes companies in the high-tech, industrial machinery, aerospace and chemicals industries.
Kumar brings a wealth of experience to Microsoft from his previous roles at SAP, Oracle and i2 Technologies, where he held various customer-facing and solutions management positions. He started the IoT platform and applications business in SAP Asia Pacific & Japan and was instrumental in driving awareness and critical customer engagement around IoT.
An industry veteran, Kumar started his career over 32 years ago working with simulation systems and has years of direct experience designing and implementing supply chain solutions in the manufacturing industry. With a keen interest in applying constraint-based planning techniques to solve complex manufacturing problems, Kumar has worked with multiple high-tech, consumer goods and industrial machinery companies on supply chain, manufacturing and procurement projects. He is passionate about software applications and their role in solving real-world engineering problems.
Kumar has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from India. He completed an executive program on Artifical Intelligence from MIT Sloan.