Anant began his career with HCL in 1993. Since then he has held a series of leadership positions in the company, most recently as President of HCL’s Infrastructure Services Division. In this role, he led the company’s brilliant foray into global markets through its pioneering Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) Services and was responsible for its business results in all the global markets in which HCL operates. Having been a key architect of the RIM model, he led the Division to become a multi-billion dollar business for the company growing its contribution to HCL’s revenues from 10.2% in 2005 to almost 30% today.
Anant has significantly contributed to the knowledge of the RIM Industry by authoring the world's first book on the industry. In recognition of his immense contribution to the space, India's premier IT Consortium, NASSCOM, appointed him as the Founding Chairman of its RIM Forum
Anant is a visionary Technologist who has also played a pioneering role in outlining the contours of several emerging technology formats and delivery models. His work on defining the “21 visionst Century Enterprise” blueprint enabled by Digitalization, Internet-isation of Things and Next-generation ITO has seen him win several prestigious citations, including being appointed as Chairman of WEF’s Steering Committee on IIoT.
Anant has also been a Task Force member of the New Energy Architecture project run by the World Economic Forum and has contributed significantly to global research literature on next generation Technology paradigms.
Described as focused and futurist, Anant’s distinctive leadership style was profiled and commended in a business bestseller ‘Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth’ authored by renowned management guru David G. Thomson.