- India’s former banker Arundhati Bhattacharya will be the CEO of US cloud-based service provider Salesforce.com.
- She has been the Ex chairwoman of SBI. Which is now headed by Rajnish Kumar.
A business idea that comes from the land of California – San Francisco, Salesforce provides CRM, customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development along with a suite of other services focused on providing the best customer experience. Its business in India will now be headed by a 63-year-old former chairperson of SBI – Arundhati Bhattacharya.
A former chairwoman of SBI will now lead a company that is totally focused on providing a luxe customer experience. This change is said to happen on 20th April.
“India is an important growth market for Salesforce and a world-class innovation and talent hub and Arundhati’s leadership will guide our next phase of growth, customer success and investment in the region.” – Gavin Patterson, President, and CEO of Salesforce on Arundhati’s appointment.
The software company is planning to expand its reach in the country aggressively, a market that is increasingly adopting digital technologies. Ex chairwoman of SBI will now directly report to Ulrik Nehammer – General Manager – Salesforce.
Somethings About Our Ex Chairwoman of SBI –
Handling and managing a bank is one challenge, but handling and managing a 64-year-old bank is a different level task to do.
Arundhati Bhattachary’s stint with State Bank of India dates back in September 1977. A 40-year-old relationship helped SBI and Arundhati bagging adjectives like strong, dynamic, trustworthy, generous and likewise.
She is the first woman to lead an India-based Fortune 500 company. She started her journey with SBI as a probation officer when she was 22. During her career, she went through various that allowed her to taste almost every big and a small thing of the banking ecosystem.
Foreign exchange, treasury, retail operations, human resources, investment banking some of them. She also took care of SBI’s New York office and played important roles in SBI’s general insurance, custodial services, pension funds, and infrastructure fund.
After becoming the chairwoman of SBI, she introduced a 2-year sabbatical leave policy for bank’s female employees to use either for maternity or elder care. On Woman’s day, she announced free vaccination against cervical cancer to SBI’s female employees.
In 2016, she became 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes – the first time she was featured on the list. That year she got all the wooing and recognition a lady leader deserves.
As Chairwoman of SBI, her retirement was due in October 2016, but it was granted an extension till October 2017. It was that controversial merge between SBI’s 5 associate banks Baharat Mahila Bank.
After SBI becoming the largest shareholder of YES Bank, 2 silent heroes of India’s most trusted bank are now back in action to revive the private falling bank. Then comes our Arundhati Bhattacharya, the ex chairwoman of SBI will now be Salesforce’s CEO.
All the hidden talents of SBI are now coming back in action. It feels like a sequel of heroes that have been out of action for some time. On behalf of Next Big Brand, we wish all the best to Arundhati Bhattacharya for her new role and hope to see amazing things popping from the Salesforce team.