Microsoft appoints Navtez Bal as Executive Director for its Public Sector Business

CIOReviewIndia Team | Friday, 10 July 2020, 03:35 IST

Transformation of Government and Public sector in India is witnessing an upswing with increasing alacrity of public companies to overhaul their operations and deliver services with renewed vigour. With this objective, they are looking for solution providers who can partner with them in their journey towards transformation of their business operations.

Microsoft has announced the appointment of Navtez Bal as the new Executive Director, Public Sector, Microsoft India. In this role, Navtez will lead and expand Microsoft’s public sector business in India, with a focus on driving digital transformation and innovation across public sector organizations, empowering them to serve citizens better.  

With over two decades of industry experience, Navtez has played a pivotal role in defining and executing performance transformation roadmaps for various industries, including Oil & Gas, Power, Metals & Mining and the Automotive industry, across several geographies. He has extensive experience in strategy development, business building, operational transformation, and organization redesign.

Prior to Microsoft India, Navtez was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he led the restructuring and transformation services and operations service line in India. Navtez holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering and a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta.

Navtez will bring his in-depth sectoral knowledge to steer Microsoft’s public sector business in India. Microsoft is deeply invested in the digital transformation of the government eco-system in India and has been working closely with central and state governments across the country to deliver critical digital skills and technology to accelerate their digital success.

Navtez takes over from Manish Prakash, who will transition to the role of Government Regional Business Lead, Microsoft Asia. 

Microsoft has proven capability in helping government bodies digitally transform their operations. It helps governments acquire and deploy integrated, flexible cloud-first, mobile-first solutions including innovative business process, productivity and mobility solutions based on trusted cloud technologies and backed by the technology skills and industry expertise.   

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