Neelam Dhawan has put in her papers as Managing Director at Microsoft India. She would be with Microsoft till June 30, 2008. Dhawan is all set to join Hewlett-Packard India as Managing Director. This would be her second stint with H-P. In her earlier stint with H-P, Dhawan was Vice-President, Customer Solutions Group.
Confirming the news, Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India, said in a statement, “I am sorry to announce that Neelam Dhawan will be leaving Microsoft to join H-P India as Managing Director. We are losing a strong leader who has, over the past three years, helped position Microsoft very strongly in the Indian market. We wish her continued success in all her endeavours.”
Dhawan had joined Microsoft India in March 2005, taking over from Rajiv Kaul. She has been responsible for the business strategy of the IT giant.
A 22-year veteran in the IT industry, Dhawan had first joined H-P in 1999. Prior to joining H-P, she had worked with IBM and HCL.