Jigar Thakkar | Straight Talk

Jigar Thakkar

Chief Technology Officer and Head of Engineering

Professional Background: Before joining MSCI as CTO, Thakkar was Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, leading software engineering for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. During his 19-year tenure at Microsoft, Thakkar built large-scale products and served in various leadership positions within the Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Bing, Windows, and MSN divisions. Thakkar has shipped products at the scale of 500 million users, dealt with the engineering and architectural complexities involved in cloud services and mobile technology, and led large, geographically distributed global teams in five countries.

Education: M.S., electrical engineering, University of Southern California; B.S., electronics engineering, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

New York, NY