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Anant Gupta appointed as President, HCL Comnet

Published Date: 
Jan 17, 2008
HCL Technologies announced today that Anant Gupta, Senior Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies will assume the office of the President, HCL Comnet with immediate effect In his new role, Anant would assume the responsibility for launching Integrated Operations and Management Services (IOMS) and oversee the strategic growth and expansion of the Infrastructure Division in this area, in addition to his present responsibility of leading operations for HCL Comnet.

HCL Comnet launches Integrated Operations & Management Services (IOMS) covering all facets of IT including Infrastructure and Application Services

HCL Technologies announced today that Anant Gupta, Senior Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies will assume the office of the President, HCL Comnet with immediate effect.

In his new role, Anant would assume the responsibility for launching Integrated Operations and Management Services (IOMS) and oversee the strategic growth and expansion of the Infrastructure Division in this area, in addition to his present responsibility of leading operations for HCL Comnet.

Commenting on the appointment, Anant Gupta said, “I am humbled by the faith the company has in me and this appointment is a reinforcement of the leadership HCL Comnet has been able to demonstrate and sustain in the market. I take on this role with renewed vigour, and will provide leadership to the HCL team in our endeavour to be the most disruptive and transformational organisation providing technology-leveraged business solutions to corporations across the world.”

Vineet Nayar said, “HCL has been a nurturing ground for several entrepreneurs and business leaders and the empowerment that the Employee First policy gives bright individuals in the company, paves way for development of future leaders for the industry.”

Prior to being appointed as the President of HCL Comnet, Anant Gupta was the Chief Operating Officer of HCL Comnet, a subsidiary of HCL Technologies Ltd. He joined HCL in 1993 and ever since has played various strategic roles in the company ranging from business identification, strategic business planning and development and service delivery.
Under his leadership HCL Infrastructure Services Division (ISD) has become the fastest growing division within HCL Technologies and enjoys a dominant market position in its chosen areas of operations.

Anant was part of the think tank led by Vineet Nayar, CEO, HCL Technologies that globally pioneered the Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) model from offshore. He has thereafter emerged as a thought leader in this space and continues to be one of the most respected voices on this subject. It was under his guidance that HCL has been ranked No. 1 globally by the Black Book of Outsourcing survey.

Anant has completed his graduation in Physics and Electronics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai University and has a post graduate degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Liverpool, U.K.

About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is one of India's leading global IT Serv ices companies, providing software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management services and BPO. Having made a foray into the global IT landscape in 1999 after its IPO, HCL Technologies focuses on Transformational Outsourcing, working with clients in areas that impact and re- define the core of their business. The company leverages an extensive global offshore infrastructure and its global network of offices in 18 countries to deliver solutions across select verticals including Financial Services, Retail & Consumer, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Hi-Tech & Manufacturing, Telecom and Media & Entertainment (M&E). For the quarter ended 31st December 2007, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries had last twelve months (LTM) revenue of US $ 1.6 billion and employed 47,954 professionals. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com

About HCL Enterprise
HCL Enterprise is a $4.5 billion leading Global Technology and IT enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises approximately 51,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 18 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.com

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Meena Vaidyanathan
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