Ravi Bhat


Job Title: CTO

Company: Microsoft South Africa


Ravi Bhat was appointed CTO and Director Commercial Solutions for Microsoft SA in July 2019. Previously he has worked as the COO of Logikal Group and Regional Director of Sub-Saharan Africa for VMware. He spent nineteen years working in various positions at IBM including Director IBM Software. He has an MBA from Warwick Business School and he is a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA).

2019 - Present     CTO and Director Microsoft Commercial Solutions Team, Microsoft SA
2018 - 2019          Director retail, Consumer Goods & travel transport, Microsoft SA
2015 - 2018          Intelligent Cloud Business Lead, Microsoft SA
2014 - 2015          Group COO, Logikal Group
2013 - 2014          Regional Director Sub-Saharan Africa, VMware
2008 - 2013          Director IBM Software SA, IBM
2003 - 2008          Enterprise & Channel Sales Lead, IBM
2001 - 2003          Operations Lead, IBM
1996 - 2001          CFO, Lotus Development Corporation (IBM)
1994 - 1996          Financial Controller MEIP, Lotus Development Corporation (IBM)
1990 - 1994          Senior Auditor,  KPMG

2009 - 2013          MBA Business Administration & Management, Warwick Business School
1986 - 1990          CA Accounting & Finance, The Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India
1981 - 1986          B.Com.  Finance and Financial  Management, University of Pune

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