Microsoft appoints new leader for its India Development Center

Hyderabad, October 22, 2013: Microsoft today announced the appointment of Anil Bhansali as the new leader of its development center in India and Managing Director of Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd. Anil, who is the General Manager of Cloud and Enterprise engineering teams at the Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC), will now expand his responsibilities to lead MSIDC. He will continue to be based out of Hyderabad. Amit Chatterjee, the current MSIDC leader, is relocating back to Redmond.

Making the announcement, S Somasegar, Corporate Vice-President, Developer Division, Microsoft Corporation, said: “Anil is a 22-year veteran with Microsoft. He spent the first 12 years of his career in Redmond before moving to MSIDC. His appointment is a testament to Microsoft’s leadership talent here in India. Anil brings with him an excellent understanding of Microsoft, its culture and an appreciation of the unique aspects of distributed development. I am confident that under his leadership, MSIDC will continue its role in Microsoft’s distributed development strategy. At the same time, I want to thank Amit for his immense contributions to MSIDC over the years, and wish him all the very best for the future.”

Anil began his career with Microsoft in Redmond in 1991 as part of the Office division where he worked on MS Excel for multiple releases. He was the Partner Development Manager in the Office Shared Services Team that worked on SharePoint Team Services V1.0 and Windows SharePoint Service version 2.0. Anil relocated to India in 2003 as Director of the Windows Live Platforms Services Group. He established and drove several engineering efforts at MSIDC before taking over the engineering leadership of the Windows feature engineering group within MSIDC in 2006.

Anil has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook University.

About Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd
The Microsoft India Development Center of Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd commenced operations in Hyderabad in 1998 with about 20 people. Today, it has a headcount of 2000 plus employees that work closely with product engineering teams from Microsoft Corporation’s headquarters at Redmond, making it one of Microsoft’s largest development centers outside the US. For more details on Microsoft India Development Center’s activities, please visit:

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