Google Cloud named Amitabh Jacob as the Head of Partnerships and Alliances for India, where he will be responsible for driving Google Cloud’s route-to-market strategy across the India region through partnerships with system integrators, resellers, technology partners, managed services providers and distribution partners.

Jacob joins with over 20 years of industry experience, including leadership positions with Amazon Web Services, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. In his previous role, he was the Head of Partners and Alliances at Amazon Web Services, where he was instrumental in building and scaling cloud partnerships for the India region.

“India is a key growth market for Google Cloud, and Amitabh is joining us at an exciting time. His experience leading channel organizations will be a tremendous asset for our business, our partners and our customers.” said Ash Willis, Head of Cloud Partnerships and Alliances for Google Cloud in Asia Pacific and Japan.

Based in Bangalore, Jacob’s key responsibilities will be building adequate channel capacity and competency, driving success through Google Cloud’s partnership model, and deepening the reach of Google Cloud products and solutions in the Indian market.

“With only 10% of global workloads estimated to be in the cloud, adoption is still very nascent, and companies are really only just getting started. I believe there is a massive opportunity out there and I am thrilled to be part of Google Cloud at this crucial point in its growth story,” Jacob said.

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