Google Cloud appoints Rahul Sharma as head of APAC Public Sector Business

Prior, he was in NASSCOM’s Executive Council from 2019 to 2023, where he led the development of the National COVID response platform and embarked on initiatives to upskill the Indian IT workforce.

Google Cloud appoints Rahul Sharma as head of APAC Public Sector Business

New Delhi: Rahul Sharma has been appointed as Google Cloud's Managing Director for public sector business in Asia Pacific, paving the way for the company's strategy and execution with government and education organisations.

The incumbent holder comes with over 30 years of experience in regional leadership roles at Amazon Web Services (AWS) APAC public sector business, AWS India and IBM, and his expertise lies in advocating technology for good with leadership extending to industry organizations.

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Prior, he was in NASSCOM’s Executive Council from 2019 to 2023, where he led the development of the National COVID response platform and embarked on initiatives to upskill the Indian IT workforce. He was also the Chair of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) IT & ITES Council from 2022 to 2023.

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The industry at large is at a pivotal moment with AI, and we’re delivering the benefits of AI to our government, healthcare and education communities, not just with our best-in-class technology, but also our experience supporting skilling initiatives at scale,” Google Cloud APAC vice president Karan Bajwa said.

The new charge holder has stated that Google Cloud has been a force for change in tech-enabled public sector progress across Asia Pacific, with clear and unique differentiators across infrastructure, data, AI, security, communication and collaboration. These are critical elements to any public sector organisation’s ability to digitise its operations”

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