Thursday, June 3, 2010

MIT SDM alum promoted at Microsoft

Vineet Thuvara, who received a masters degree in engineering and management from MIT’s System Design and Management (SDM) Program in 2006, was recently named business manager and chief of staff for the management and security business at Microsoft Corporation. “One of the reasons why I felt confident about taking this role is my opportunity to glean from and apply a wide variety of things I learned at SDM – from human factors to systems thinking, from operations to finance,” said Vineet.

In this new, Vineet will report to the general manager of Microsoft's management and security business. He will have responsibilities spanning business/product management and organizational effectiveness. He formerly worked in Microsoft’s Windows Server Business, where he was recognized as an outstanding team player and a stellar worldwide launch lead for Windows Server.

Vineet was the first SDM graduate to win the prestigious Patrick J. McGovern, Jr., '59 Entrepreneurship Award. The award is presented annually to an individual student or student team that has made a significant impact on the quality, visibility, and overall spirit of entrepreneurship education and support across the Institute. He recently authored an article for SDM on systems thinking, India, and the big picture.

In addition to a masters in engineering and management he received from MIT’s System Design and Management program, Vineet holds a master's degree in Industrial Design from Indian Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been an executive member of IIT Delhi Alumni association, the "Best Incoming Student for 1995" at IIT Delhi, and recipient of "1996 Arpan Bannerjee Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Culture of IIT Delhi."

Congratulations, Vineet!

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