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Regional Business Lead, Manufacturing & Mobility, Microsoft Asia
As Regional Business Lead for Manufacturing & Mobility, Saj Kumar is responsible for defining and developing Microsoft’s business strategy for Discrete and Process Manufacturing, Automotive, Transportation and Mobility Industries in Asia, as well as driving the development and adoption of industry specific solutions for Microsoft’s customers in this segment. This includes companies in High-Tech, Automotive, Industrial Machinery, Aerospace, Chemicals, Airlines, Logistics and Rail sectors.
Saj 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 roles. He started the IoT platform and applications business in SAP Asia Pacific & Japan and was instrumental in driving awareness and critical customer engagements around IoT.
Saj Kumar is an industry veteran, starting his career over 34 years ago, working with simulation systems. He has years of direct experience designing and implementing supply chain solutions in the manufacturing industry and has a keen interest in applying constraint-based planning techniques to solve complex manufacturing problems. Saj has worked with multiple High-Tech, Consumer Goods and Industrial Machinery companies in Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Procurement projects. He is passionate about software applications and their role in solving real-world engineering problems.
He has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from India. He completed an Executive Program on Artificial Intelligence from MIT-Sloan.