Google Cloud has announced the elevation of Karan Bajwa.
Bajwa, who currently leads Google Cloud in India, has been appointed as the company’s leader across Asia Pacific. He succeeds Rick Harshman, who has left the organisation.
Bajwa will lead all regional revenue and go-to-market operations for Google Cloud, including Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google Workspace from 5 January. He is currently based in Gurugram, India, but will relocate to Singapore in 2021. He will continue to lead Google Cloud in India until a new senior leader for the business is appointed.
Bajwa will report to Rob Enslin, president of sales, Google Cloud.
Enslin said, “Since Karan joined us in March 2020, Google Cloud in India has grown from strength to strength. He’s advanced the digital transformation journeys of many large Indian organisations across industries and successfully expanded our partner community. He brings tremendous management and sales experience with him to this regional role, and we’re thrilled to have him at the helm of our Apac business."
Bajwa added, “With the disruptions of 2020 behind us, a true test of 2021 will be how companies replatform and build on the cloud not only for resilience but agility and innovation, and I’m excited for the opportunity to lead Google Cloud’s business in Apac to maximise this next phase of growth."