Sanjay is an engineer and artist who loves creating and building new businesses.Sanjay was at Microsoft for 19 years. His last role was as corporate VP of the Startup Business Accelerator, a new division created to focus on building startups for Microsoft.
Sanjay was corporate VP of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group from 2000 to 2007. He built the D&PE division from 0 to over 1,500 people worldwide and grew Microsoft’s developer tools business from $500 million to $1 billion.Sanjay was the regional director of Microsoft South Asia from 1996 to 1998 and directed Bill Gates’ first ever visit to India in 1997. This hugely successful visit led to a massive expansion of Microsoft’s activities and investments in India. It also had a catalytic effect on the Indian software industry.
Sanjay ran microsoft.com and the Internet security product unit and started out at Microsoft on Windows multimedia and the Interactive TV effort.Sanjay has a master's degree in engineering from MIT, a master's degree in management from MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Anna University's College of Engineering, Chennai. Sanjay is on the Executive Board of the MIT Sloan School.
Sanjay captained the Anna University cricket team in 1985 and has represented Tamil Nadu state and South Zone in under-19 cricket (1982) and under-15 cricket (1980). Sanjay has also represented Tamil Nadu in under-22 cricket.
Sanjay was the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) junior school cricketer of the year in 1980 and a recipient of the S.W. de Allwis Trophy (L. Sivaramakrishnan won in 1979 & 1981).Sanjay has played for Madras Cricket Club and Young Men’s Association in TNCA's first division league.Sanjay has invested in early stage startups. Recent investments include Buuteeq, GaMa, DocSuggest and Skift.