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Rajiv Kumar

Managing Director, Microsoft IDC and CVP, E+D India

Rajiv Kumar is the Managing Director, Microsoft India Development Center (IDC) and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices (E+D) India Group.

Rajiv started his career at Microsoft as a Software Development Engineer 27 years ago. Having worked with several product groups in the compiler and server space in the initial years, Rajiv rose through the ranks from being a developer in the Visual Basic team to the Development Manager in BizTalk, and subsequently the Product Unit Manager for Content Management Server team

Rajiv moved to IDC 15 years ago to start the Dynamics CRM and Office product development team. He started with 10-member team in 2004, supporting Dynamics CRM, that has grown to 2500+ today and is now called the E+D India team. Rajiv’s team also led the incubation and launch of Kaizala from India and today, the enterprise chat-app is globally available in 40 languages across 180 countries.

Rajiv’s vision 2025 for IDC is to create a world class development center and be the source of innovation for the next billion users and help Microsoft achieve its mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Rajiv holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Texas, Austin. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award (DAA) for Excellence in Engineering Innovation by IIT Roorkee.

Outside of work, Rajiv has a keen interest in spirituality and is a fitness-enthusiast who practices Yoga and cycles every day. He plays the Tabla and loves to travel with his daughters Eshita and Sneha, and wife Rekha.


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