As Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Services, Anand Eswaran plays a key role in shaping the long-term strategy, growth and transformation of the Services business at Microsoft. He leads one of Microsoft’s largest groups with over 21,500 professionals who are committed to delivering digital work and life experiences reinvented for the mobile-first, cloud-first world.
Eswaran joined Microsoft in January 2015 from SAP, where he was most recently Executive Vice President, Global Services. He was instrumental in transforming services into a critical enabler of SAP’s journey to the cloud. By focusing on customer business outcomes and the capability to architect digital transformations as well as leveraging consumption frameworks, Eswaran and his team accelerated the client journey to the cloud (private, hybrid and public) while delivering on financial commitments and industry-leading margins for the company.
Prior to starting at SAP in 2012, Eswaran was Vice President, Worldwide Services and Ecosystem with HP for five years. Recognized for creating and significantly scaling the services team, he organically built a Software-as-a-Service business to offer existing products in the cloud while fostering the most engaged employees in the company.
Eswaran’s other leadership positions include eight years in global professional services at Vignette and three years in the ERP and Business Intelligence Practice at Braun Consulting (now Fair Isaac) for the Mid-West region.
Eswaran earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from University of Mumbai, India and his masters in computer science from University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a founding member of the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) and currently sits on its executive board.