Sandeep Kishore is Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Life Sciences Healthcare and Public Services. He is chartered with leading the next generation growth into these businesses, and is focused on creating market momentum through innovative solutions and market development.
Sandeep is a global business leader with experience across the US, Europe and Asia. A key interface at the Board, CXO and Governance levels to drive strategic business discussions and outcomes across the company, he leads the strategy with external stakeholders, most notably with strategic customers, industry and financial analysts, and technology leaders.
Sandeep leads the business thinking arising from industry convergence and digital intersection, and consistently enables growth by identifying opportunities at this intersection of technologies and industries, and from its discontinuities. A proponent of growth through applied innovation, transformation and market leadership, his investment initiatives in new ideas and innovative solutions drive significant results. As a believer of new technologies to provide massive transformation opportunities, his abilities to define and lead change create platforms for internal and external stakeholders to invest in and leverage this vision into demonstrable outcomes.
Sandeep is a well-regarded thought leader and is regularly invited to speak at several industry events, analyst forums, leading management schools, World Trade Associations, Confederation of Indian Industry, IBEF, TiE, CSIA, JATES and global technology events.
Sandeep was earlier Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Sales & Practice for Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) at HCL. A results-driven leader with the capacity and ability to implement innovative and transformational programs, his high-energy focus on delivering performance improvements and driving business outcomes catapulted HCL to become the #1 engineering services company in India, and among the Top 6 globally. Leading industry analysts recognize HCL’s engineering services as globally best in class.
Prior to that, Sandeep was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing at HCL, a position in which he helmed the business to dominate with the highest market share. His leadership contributed significantly to its growth through multiple innovative, transformational and strategic partnerships with several Fortune/Global 1000 companies. He was also in the Personal Systems Division senior management team at HCL India, and Product Management of HP Products in the HCL – HP joint venture during the early nineties. In 2001, he led the entire operations, including Strategy, Market Creation, Business Development and Offshore Project Execution, of a software services start-up company in San Francisco.
Sandeep has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, spanning across IT, Engineering and Business Process Outsourcing. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay, India, and based in Silicon Valley, California. He regularly blogs at www.sandeepkishore.com.