C. Vijayakumar (aka CVK or Vijay) is the President & Chief Executive Officer of HCL Technologies, a US$ 6.5 billion global IT services company.
Prior to this, Vijay was the Chief Operating Office of the company. He is also on the Board of Directors of HCL America Inc.
Vijay joined HCL Technologies in 1994 as part of the founding start-up team at HCL Comnet and has been instrumental in pioneering the Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) proposition which has become a hallmark in the industry. Infrastructure Services business has been a significant growth engine for HCL Technologies for past many years and now contributes to close to 40% of the company’s total revenues and serves over 300+ Global corporations. As a key contributor in this journey, Vijay has held several Technology, Business & Operational leadership positions in this business, leading up to being the President of Global Infrastructure Services, and leading our hyper-scale growth and global dominance of the infrastructure services business with differentiated strategies in automation, global delivery and next gen services.
Over the last couple of year, Vijay has been chartered with taking HCL Tech’s businesses to a new level, given the clear inflection points in the industry - with the nexus of forces of Digital / As-a-Service/ Cloud/ Software Defined and hyper connected ecosystems where technology is at the core of the 21st Century Enterprises. As a part of this, he has been instrumental in establishing the Mode 1-2-3 growth strategy for HCL. He also provides executive oversight for HCL’s top strategic partnerships with leading technology players in the industry.
Vijay is known for his leadership style and deep connect with the teams and customers, which has been commended in the business bestseller ‘Blueprint to a billion: 7 essentials to achieve exponential growth’ as part of a case-study on HCLT authored by renowned management guru David G. Thomson.
Vijay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from P.S.G. College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India. Vijay is based in the US.