Message from the Founder

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Shiv Nadar

Founder HCL &
Chief Strategy Officer

HCL Technologies

Dear Shareholders,
At HCL, we’ve always had a core mission to invent and innovate with the most advanced technologies, helping our clients become enterprises of the future and leaders in their industries. For 44 years, the essence of our company and culture has been built by the incredible people of HCL – where our many humanitarian contributions reflect our values.

Over the past six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone at HCL has been working tirelessly to ensure that our employees, clients and the communities we impact are protected and safeguarded. We have been intensely focused – helping our clients reshape their businesses, helping our employees and their families ensure health and safety, working with health officials and governments in India and around the world to contain the virus and providing a helping hand to many who are less fortunate in society.

Our COVID-19 initiatives stem from a long tradition of corporate social responsibility at HCL. It is a tradition that can be seen today in our numerous initiatives to empower communities through long-term sustainable programs. Our CSR arm, the HCL Foundation, focuses particularly on raising the quality of life in rural communities by alleviating poverty, improving health and wellness, and promoting inclusive growth. This was a special year for HCL Foundation, which celebrated 5 years of HCL Grant, one of India’s biggest CSR grants, which supports pathbreaking initiatives by grassroots NGOs.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the HCL Foundation has elevated its support of the communities it supports. It has been a year like no other - with another industry-leading year of growth for HCL taking a humble backseat to providing humanitarian support during the pandemic.

This year also marks a significant moment for me personally. My HCL journey began in 1976 when the company we know today was started from a “barsati” – a humble rooftop dwelling – in Delhi. It has been a tremendous privilege to lead HCL during the years of extraordinary growth that followed. This success would not have been possible without the unwavering support of all HCLites, our clients, partners and all of our stakeholders. As I step back as the Chairman of HCL Technologies, I do so with deep gratitude for your trust and confidence in me.

I am extremely pleased to share that Roshni Nadar Malhotra takes over as the Chairperson of HCL Technologies as of July 17, 2020. Roshni has been with HCL for many years and brings an enriched experience of learning and pioneering at HCL. She is deeply rooted in the core vision, values and philosophy of the company and is committed to leading HCL with her new ideas and dynamic thinking. Her passion for technology coupled with her vision for all-inclusive growth will surely make HCL an unparalleled success story. I wish her the best and hope that with the great leadership at HCL, we will continue to strive for excellence.

Thank you.

Shiv Nadar