Kasture served the global tech giant for about five years. Before her last-served position, Kasture was the head of top enterprise, mid-market, and global businesses in India and South Asia
With a total of 25 years of experience, Kasture has worked with global organisations like L&T Financial Services, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, and Infosys
The former president of commercial business Puneet Chandok put down his papers at AWS in June this year. He was then roped in by Microsoft in August
Amazon Web Services (AWS) India and South Asia’s interim country head for commercial business Vaishali Kasture has quit within seven months of taking over the post from former president of commercial business Puneet Chandok.
Kasture served the global tech giant for about five years. Before her last-served position, Kasture was the head of top enterprise, mid-market, and global businesses in India and South Asia, Moneycontrol reported.
While AWS India did not respond to queries on the development, Inc42 has learnt that Kasture’s last working day would be April 1, 2024. Jaime Valles, vice president of Asia Pacific & Japan for AWS Global Sales, will continue to oversee the operations of AWS India till the company finds a replacement for Kasture.
Kasture joined AWS as the head of AWS ISV (an accelerate programme for independent software vendors) India. She has also held several key positions in the organisation throughout her tenure.
With a total of 25 years of experience, Kasture has worked with global organisations like L&T Financial Services, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Infosys, etc.
The resignation comes at a time when AWS is working on investing INR 1.056 Lakh Cr ($12.7 Bn) in India by 2030 to upgrade and scale up cloud infrastructure in the country to meet the growing demand.
Its investment in the data centre infrastructure is expected to support around 1.32 Lakh full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, etc.
In India, AWS operates two data centres in Mumbai and Hyderabad. To build the centres, AWS invested $1 Bn in the Mumbai region, while it spent $2.7 Bn in Hyderabad.
The company estimated that between 2016 and 2022, it contributed more than INR 38,200 Cr ($4.6 Bn) to India’s GDP, meanwhile supporting approximately 39,500 FTE jobs annually in Indian businesses.
In June this year, Chandok resigned from AWS. He was then roped in by Microsoft as its corporate vice president for its India and South Asia businesses in August. This was followed by the resignation of Microsoft India’s former president Anant Maheshwari in July.
Update: December 13, 8:15 PM | The story has been edited to add details about Kasture’s last day and Valles overseeing the operations of AWS India till the appointment of a replacement.