Binaka Sankaran

Azure Sales Director - Financial Services, Microsoft

Binaka Shah Sankaran is the Azure Director for the National Insurance practice at Microsoft.  Prior to this role Binaka has spent over 15 years with Microsoft, Wipro and IBM building  direct enterprise sales experience working with global clients across many industries including CPG / Retail, Airlines, Industrial Goods, and  Financial Services.  Binaka has a passion for Insurance having started her career at IBM working with a large Insurance account for over 6 years.  She is known for building long term relationships, high performance sales team and is an professional connector with her extensive network.

Binaka lives in Dallas, TX with her husband Ameeth and two children Sia(11) and Arjun(9).   She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, skiing (in her home state of Utah, greatest snow on earth!) and refining her basic culinary skills.  Binaka is passionate about microfinance and women’s financial literacy, she serves on the board of Opportunity Plus and continues to help grant write for a microfinance NGO in Mumbai, India.