Executive Vice President & North America Head – Life Sciences & Healthcare
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Shrikanth Shetty is the Executive Vice President and North America business head for the Life Sciences and Healthcare (LSH) vertical at HCL Technologies.
Over the past 20+ years with HCL, he has held various leadership positions and played a pivotal role in establishing HCL’s market leadership position in the LSH vertical and infrastructure business and in forging some of HCL’s largest partnership agreements.
In his current role, besides traditional P&L responsibilities, he is also responsible for developing innovative technology-led solutions that help our customers transform and become active participants in the digital economy by modernizing their legacy IT landscape. Mr. Shetty is passionate about helping people lead healthier lives by enabling HCL’s customers in the healthcare ecosystem become more user/patient-centric through the pragmatic use of technology innovations.
Mr. Shetty has broad expertise in business management, blueprinting digital/IT strategy, change management, and client relationship management. He is a committed proponent of HCL’s corporate value around “Relationship Beyond the Contract” that encompasses demonstrating collaboration, transparency, and flexibility in all interactions with customers and more fundamentally working by the spirit of the client partnership rather than the letter of the contract.
He started his career with HCL in 1998 as a management trainee and was part of the core team that incubated and made HCL’s infrastructure practice a globally recognized leader in the space. Over the course of his career, he has received various awards for outstanding contribution to the growth and success of the organization — the most prominent being the Pinnacle Award, Champions of HCL, and Value Creator award.
Shetty earned his bachelor’s degree in technology from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, and he currently lives in New Jersey, USA, with his wife and two sons.