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Karan Bajwa takes over as Microsoft India MD

BANGALORE: The Indian arm of the world's largest software company, Microsoft, named its head of enterprise business as managing director, replacing Sanket Akerkar, who has been in the role for over two years. 

In a statement on Monday, 
Microsoft Indiasaid Karan Bajwa will take over as MD (sales and marketing) from Akerkar, who will move back to the United States and take up another assignment for the company. 

Bajwa's appointment comes at a time when Microsoft India has been facing a churn in its top deck, with over three business heads leaving the company due to alleged differences with the leadership team, which includes Akerkar and chairman 
Bhaskar Pramanik. 

Sathya Prasad Rai, head of Microsoft's small- to mid-market solutions and Sushant Dwivedi, head of small and medium businesses solutions had left the firm about three months back. 

India is one of the fastest growing markets for Microsoft, where it has over 5,000 employees and two research and development centres. In 2012, Microsoft raked in Rs 5,417 crore in revenues from the country.