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Amazon’s India and South Asia head of cloud unit, Puneet Chandok, resigns

By Munsif Vengattil, Aditya Kalra and VarunVyas Hebbalalu

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) -The India and South Asia head of Inc’s cloud division, Puneet Chandok, has resigned with effect from August 31, the company said on Friday.

Chandok had taken the helm of Amazon Web Services in June 2019.

Vaishali Kasture, currently head of enterprise for mid-market and global businesses at AWS India and South Asia, would take on the role of interim leader of commercial business for the unit, Amazon India said.

The news came over two weeks after Amazon’s cloud computing unit revealed plans to invest 1.06 trillion rupees ($12.87 billion) in India by 2030, doubling down on its past investments to cater to the growing demand for such services in Asia’s No. 3 economy.

The interim provides an opportunity for other cloud companies such as Azure and Google Cloud Platform, along with homegrown players, to make aggressive bids for accounts, said Akshara Bassi, an analyst at Counterpoint Research.

$1 = 82.3340 Indian rupees

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil and Aditya Kalra in New Delhi and Varun Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D’Souza, Dhanya Ann Thoppil and Sohini Goswami)


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