Does Salesforce hope to benefit from her access to government, and the boardrooms and leadership of major Indian firms?
Bhattacharya said she also saw an uncanny similarity in the values held by SBI and Salesforce — the values of family, the notion of giving back to society.
She said during her one year of gardening leave from SBI, she interacted with many school and college kids, and one of the things they used to ask is, how come you had one career spanning 40 years?
BENGALURU: Many couldn’t believe it when they first heard that Arundhati Bhattacharya, who retired as chairperson of State Bank of India (SBI) in 2017 after 40 years with the lender, would be leading the India operations of the $17-billion Salesforce, one of the world’s leaders in cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) software.
One of Salesforce’s mandates to Bhattacharya is to build an India story where all of the parts come together.