June 27, 2017. Cebu, Philippines
Microsoft has announced the new president for its subsidiary in Russia. Current COO of Microsoft in Russia Tomasz Bochenek will become a new President of Microsoft Russia on August 31. According to Microsoft Russia press release, current President Pavel Betsis will stay in his role till the end of August.
Starting today, Mr. Bochenek will start to develop contacts with Russian business and technology ecosystem. Main objectives for a new president: developing market for cloud technologies and digital services. Russian business is important for Microsoft . Earlier, Russia’s largest bank Sberbank have announced its intention to provide its client with Cloud services that part of Microsoft Office 365. Sberbank has 1.4 million corporate client.
Bochenek, graduate of Warsaw Technological University has MBA from Open University in GB and University Minnesota. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2000, he worked at Hyindai, Compaq, and IBM. Regardless of stellar resume, the choice of Polish national for such high profile job in Russia is puzzling. Russia and Poland have been at odds with each other on many political issues. Russia have been actively working to replace imported goods with home made.