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Feb 10, 2011 at 03:16pm IST

Ravi Venkatesan quits Microsoft India

New Delhi: Software major Microsoft on Thursday said that Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman and Corporate Vice President of its India operations has resigned.

Venkatesan has decided to pursue opportunities outside Microsoft, Microsoft said in a statement. A successor will be named in the near future and Venkatesan will partner with Microsoft International President Jean-Philippe Courtois to ensure a smooth transition with his successor, it added.

"Ravi came to Microsoft India at a very critical time. He has since architected our growth, making this among the fastest growing markets for us.He has laid a strong foundation which, I believe, will help us to continue our business

Ravi Venkatesan quits Microsoft India

Venkatesan was Chairman and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's India operations.

successes," Courtois said.

Sanket Akerkar will continue to lead overall sales, marketing and services businesses as the Sales and Marketing Head for India, while Hemant Sachdev will continue to lead the Consumer and Online business.