Rajesh Thakur is Sr. Vice-President and Head ( India & Middle East ) for HCL Technologies Ltd., a USD 7.6 billion global IT services company.
He joined the company’s Infrastructure Services Division (HCLT ISD) in June 2000. Since then he has led several key initiatives to help transform HCL India from a limited Infra-services Provider to Full Service System Integrator and Strategic Outsourcing Provider.
Backed with over 25 years of IT industry experience, Rajesh has been integral to HCL growth, leading multiple client-facing and management roles, and incubating and nurturing several business lines and propositions for the India and South Asia, and more recently, the Middle East markets.
Currently, he leads and manages more than 6000 employees in Sales, Business Development, Alliances/Partnerships, and Delivery and Operations across all verticals in these geos.
A strategic change management leader, aggressive business-focused advisor, and impressive relationship builder, Rajesh strives to maximize revenue, liquidity, and earnings while dampening costs.
He’s passionate about by raising the next generation of young dynamic leaders to drive radical yet relevant innovation for 21st century business transformation.