Saturday, March 8, 2014

Microsoft Malaysia Appoints Rukmani Subramaniam As New Chief Marketing & Operations Officer

Tasked to lead Microsoft’s marketing and operations in pursuing vision of 
Transforming Malaysia Together 

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 March 2014 – Microsoft today announced the appointment of Rukmani Subramaniam as its new Chief Marketing & Operations Officer for Malaysia. In this role, Rukmani will lead the marketing and operations functions of the subsidiary.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a great group of people at Microsoft Malaysia and am very eager to contribute to the subsidiary, especially in its vision of Transform Malaysia Together. I’ve come to appreciate what a high potential market Malaysia is and am very grateful for the opportunity to lead its marketing and operations function during this exciting period in our company’s history,” said Rukmani.

Reporting to Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia, she will also play a key leadership role in directing and managing the overall business and marketing strategy as well as execution in Malaysia, overseeing product marketing groups, marketing communications, compete, business operations, enterprise marketing, public relations as well as customer and partner experience efforts.

Rukmani comes into the role with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, with last 10 years helming various roles in Microsoft at its Redmond corporate headquarters as well as the Asia Pacific area headquarters in Singapore. She began her career at Microsoft with the mergers and acquisitions team in Redmond, helping to drive the integration of several key acquisitions and joint ventures. She also has a strong track record working in key roles across strategy, business development, product management and marketing roles. Prior to Microsoft, Rukmani was with PricewaterhouseCoopers, India advising IT clients on mergers and acquisitions.

Rukmani holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce and is a chartered accountant as well as a certified public accountant.

“Rukmani’s appointment as our Chief Marketing and Operations Officer fulfills a very important building block in our commitment to transform Malaysia together. We are delighted to welcome Rukmani, after an extensive search, and look forward to how her keen expertise and achievements will greatly benefit our stakeholders,” said Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia.

Rukmani will assume her responsibilities as Chief Marketing and Operations Officer for Microsoft Malaysia upon completion of the necessary work authorization processes.

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