Microsoft has appointed Md Yousup Faruqu as managing director of the tech giant's Bangladesh operations.
In his new role, Mr Faruqu will focus on accelerating digital transformation for public and private sector organisations, SMEs, communities, and industry verticals, collaborating with Microsoft’s robust partner ecosystem, said a press release.
“Bangladesh has been one of the fastest-growing economies in the Asia Pacific, and we’re proud to empower them in their aspirations to become a developed country by 2041. One of the ways they are doing this is by setting the pace for IT-enabled public services and growing the country’s cloud footprint. That’s where Faruqu’s extensive industry experience will play a crucial role in ensuring cloud adoption, skilling and transformation for the country. I’m excited to see how he and his team will continue building partnerships and capabilities together, in a market that is consistently brimming with innovation,” said Sook Hoon Cheah, General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft Asia Pacific.
Faruqu brings over 16 years of experience in technology transformation across Bangladesh. His prior experiences include roles with VMware, Banglalink Digital Communication, and Symbiosis Bangladesh.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Applications from Bangalore University in Bengaluru, India, the statement said.