Jakarta, Indonesia – 7 February 2022 – Microsoft today announced the appointment of Dharma Simorangkir as the new President Director for its operations in Indonesia. He brings 20 years of business experience and vast industry knowledge, to advance growth and digital acceleration for Indonesia, its developer and startup ecosystem, enterprise businesses, small to medium enterprises, the public sector, and crucial industry vertical sectors.
Dharma joins Microsoft from Telkomsel where he was the Senior Vice President managing their enterprise business. During his tenure, he successfully grew the business, by focusing on customer needs and transformed the organization by building a team mindset. Prior to Telkomsel, he held leadership positions at Honeywell, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei, and co-founded a mobile digital start-up.
At Microsoft, Dharma will be responsible for accelerating the country’s digital transformation through cloud adoption, helping businesses in Indonesia build their resilience and digital skills as they continue to grapple with the pandemic, and empowering digital-first companies and start-ups with the tools to scale their innovation.
Microsoft Asia Pacific President Andrea Della Mattea said: “Dharma brings extensive experience, knowledge and a deep understanding of building successful teams. I’m looking forward to working with him and the entire team at Microsoft to help our customers with their digital ambitions and empower our communities. This, in addition to the new data center as part of our Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia initiative, reinforces the opportunities ahead for Indonesia, by Indonesians, with Microsoft.”
Dharma said: “This is an incredible opportunity to play a part in helping Indonesia achieve its digital vision. I look forward to building on Microsoft’s 40 years of experience and incredible innovation mindset, to transform Indonesia, improve every industry, and impact every community. Together, we will build towards Indonesia’s success, through a digital ecosystem, by creating digital talent, and enhancing the digital capabilities of every organization. And all this on a foundation of transparency and trust.”
Dharma graduated from University of Brawijaya with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and has a Master of Business Administration from IPMI International Business School.