Google Cloud appoints Bikram Singh Bedi as India head
In the past, Bedi held leadership role in Amazon and helped the company set up AWS business in India.
Google Cloud on Thursday said Bikram Singh Bedi would succeed Karan Bajwa as its new Managing Director for India. Bedi joins Google Cloud from Grofers where he was President Strategy and New Initiatives.
Bedi has also worked with Amazon where he helped the company set up AWS business in India. He was the AWS head for India and South Asia for six years. Before this, he has worked with IBM and Oracle.
Bedi’s appointment comes after Bajwa was elevated as the leader for Google Cloud’s Asia Pacific region. Bajwa also led the India vertical until the new senior leader for business was appointed. Bajwa has replaced Rick Harshman for the Asia Pacific leadership role.
Google Cloud said that the business had registered a “strong growth trajectory” with enterprises in India in the last 12 months. The company also cited firms such as Wipro, Sharechat, Tech Mahindra, TVS ASL, ICICI Prudential, Nobroker.com, and Cleartrip as its cloud partners. It also pointed out its India investments as it aims to launch Delhi cloud region in India this year, which will be its second after Mumbai’s that launched in 2017.
Bikram Singh Bedi, Managing Director, Google Cloud India said, “I’m excited about this new challenge and I look forward to extending Google Cloud’s momentum in India. The true test of 2021 will be how enterprises will leverage cloud computing to modernize and scale for growth and Google Cloud is committed to help them accelerate their digital transformation to build a strong foundation for the future.”