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Sanket Atal joins Salesforce to help drive next phase of growth and innovation in India

MUMBAI, NFAPost: Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that Sanket Atal will join the company as Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Sites (India) based in Bengaluru.

Saket Atal will be instrumental in driving the next phase of growth for Salesforce in India combining the best of design thinking and digital strategies to build breakthrough customer experiences and ways of working with specific focus on operational execution.

Salesforce has invested significantly in India over many years, adding more jobs, expanding its office space and partner ecosystem to support its growing customer base.

India is home to the second highest Salesforce workforce outside of the US with over 4000 employees across Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.

Global innovation

Launched in 2016, the Salesforce Centre of Excellence (CoE) located in Hyderabad has been instrumental in fueling innovation globally, building end-to-end solutions for customers including some of the latest industry clouds – Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Financial Services for Insurance and Hyperforce – built at the CoE.

Saket Atal brings in a wealth of experience leading and growing global development centers delivering future-ready solutions. His passion for innovation and wealth of experience in leading and growing global development centres will play an instrumental role in accelerating growth for Salesforce in India making it a global hub for talent and innovation. Saket Atal will report into Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson, Salesforce India.

Digital transformation

Expressing happiness over his appointment, Salesforce India CEO and Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said these are exciting and challenging times for all of the company.

“India is a strategic growth market for Salesforce and a world-class innovation and talent hub. As we continue to grow and guide our customers through their digital transformation journey, Sanket’s appointment is a reflection of our commitment and continued investment in India,” said Arundhati Bhattacharya.

Arundhati Bhattacharya also welcomed Sanket to Salesforce and look forward to driving even greater innovation and success in this market.

Sanket Atal said Salesforce has built a phenomenal cloud ecosystem of partners and customers in India.

“I look forward to helping drive growth, innovation and customer success as well as delivering product innovation at a global scale, from right here in India. Given my passion and deep experience with the startup ecosystem, I am also excited to empower businesses of all sizes, particularly startups, to create future-ready solutions leveraging the Salesforce platform,” said Sanket Atal.

Leader in CRM

Sanket Atal also pointed out that its is an awesome time to be joining the company.” said Sanket Atal. Sanket will officially join Salesforce on March 15, 2021.

Salesforce is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age.

Founded in 1999, Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies—cloud, mobile, social, internet of things, artificial intelligence, voice and blockchain—to create a 360-degree view of their customers.

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