HCLTech Leadership

Executive

C Vijayakumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
C Vijayakumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

C Vijayakumar (CVK or Vijay) is the CEO & Managing Director of HCLTech, a US$ 12.6 billion global technology company. Led by 224,000+ professionals working across 60 countries around the globe, HCLTech helps forward looking enterprises re-imagine their businesses through transformative technology solutions, services, and products.

As the company’s CEO & MD, Vijay has spearheaded HCLTech’s strategy to leverage disruptive forces like Digitalization, Cloud, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence to create a growth blueprint which has made HCLTech one of the fastest growing companies in its chosen markets. He has also played a pivotal role in incubating and building a new products and platforms portfolio for the company, which is a billion-dollar business unit today.

Vijay’s personal leadership on this journey has been lauded across the industry with Business Today, rating him as the ‘Best CEO of the Year’ in IT/ITES Industry. He has also been included in the list of ‘Top 10 Disruptive CEOs’ by industry analyst group, HfS.

Vijay joined HCL nearly three decades back as a member of the core team that designed and implemented India’s first ever fully automated trading network at the National Stock Exchange. Previously, as President of HCLTech’s Infrastructure Services Business, he led its exponential growth and market dominance over the years. As part of the founding team of its wholly owned subsidiary HCL Comnet, he and the team are widely credited with having founded the Remote Infrastructure Management proposition which is today a multi-billion-dollar global industry.

Over the years, Vijay has held several technology, business and operational leadership positions at HCLTech and is widely recognized in the industry for his strategic thinking and impeccable execution. He is currently member of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governor’s Community, a Board Member of the US-India Business Council, a member of WSJ’s CEO Council and a UN Women HeForShe Champion.

Vijay is deeply invested in accelerating the company’s ESG agenda, efforts around which have resulted in HCLTech being recognized as an ESG leader in software and services industry in the MSCI ESG ratings and Sustainalytics’ 2023 Top-Rated ESG companies list. The company has also been designated an ‘Industry Mover’ in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2023.

Known for his hands-on approach, Vijay’s leadership style has been commended in the business bestseller ‘Blueprint to a billion: 7 essentials to achieve exponential growth’ by management guru David G. Thomson.

Vijay is a graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from P.S.G. College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India and lives in New Jersey in the USA.

C Vijayakumar

Prateek Aggarwal

Chief Financial Officer
Prateek Aggarwal

Chief Financial Officer

Prateek Aggarwal brings experience in driving strategic initiatives, financial planning and analysis, business finance and contracting, investor relations and legal and compliance to his role.

Prateek played a pivotal role in scaling HCLTech’s Products & Platforms business and leading M&A pursuits from financial and legal perspectives. He leads strategic financial and operational initiatives for HCLTech to accelerate growth and enhance profitability.

Prateek Aggarwal

Rahul Singh

Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Functions
Rahul Singh

Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Functions

As COO – Corporate Functions, Rahul Singh is responsible for the People, Information Technology, Marketing, Risk & Compliance and Administration functions of HCLTech.

Rahul has been with HCLTech for over 12 years. Prior to his current role, he served as President - Financial Services and Digital Process Operations, under his leadership, the company has built a robust financial services portfolio and a DPO unit that manages large, multi-billion dollar engagements.

Rahul has over 35 years of experience in outsourcing, technology and financial services. He is widely recognized as an industry pioneer in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) segment in India and has been the recipient of the 2016 ‘Pioneer BPM Achiever’ award. Rahul started his career with Citibank and played a key role in launching new businesses. In 1998, he founded Citigroup Global Service (eServe International) and served as its first Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.

Rahul exemplifies HCLTech’s commitment to being a partner to its clients with relationships that support client business growth. His zeal for building strong teams and his methodical approach to processes and implementation have set high benchmarks in the industry. He takes a keen interest in sustainability and renewability and promotes initiatives that further these goals. Rahul also serves as a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM, the apex Indian technology industry association.

Rahul is a mechanical engineer and an MBA (Finance) from Mumbai University, India. He has also completed a Senior Executive Program from the London Business School, UK.

Rahul Singh

Ramachandran Sundararajan

Chief People Officer
Ramachandran Sundararajan

Chief People Officer

As the Chief People Officer, Ramachandran Sundararajan leads HCLTech’s talent management agenda to support the company’s strategic objective of being the employer of choice globally.

Ram has three decades of HR management experience in IT Services business across the UK, India and US Prior to his current role, he was Executive Vice President of Human Resources at HCLTech America and a member of HCLTech’s Corporate HR Leadership Council.

He has spent nearly two decades as European HR Director for HCLTech and other technology companies. During this time, he specialized in managing HR workstream in M&A and large-scale IT outsourcing engagements as well as Performance and Incentive designs for IT services sales organization across global geographies. Before moving to the UK, he held various HR management positions in India.

Ram is a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) UK. He holds a post graduate degree in Human Resources Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), India and an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT), India.

Ramachandran Sundararajan

Ajay Bahl

Chief Growth Officer, Americas, Mega Industries
Ajay Bahl

Chief Growth Officer, Americas, Mega Industries

Ajay Bahl is responsible for developing the vision, competencies and leadership through industry-leading solutions that bring the best of HCLTech’s transformative technologies and capabilities such as digital and analytics, IoT, cloud, robotics, AI, security and engineering domains, among others.

An HCLTech veteran, Ajay joined the company in 1998 as part of the HCL Senior Management Trainee program. Since then, he has held many positions, including working on the CEO's Strategic Leadership Team, mergers and acquisitions, product acquisitions and product management.

He is also part of HCLTech's Customer Advisory Board, where HCLTech’s major C-level customers and thought leaders provide recommendations on critical strategic issues and share best practices and insights into future trends, solutions and implementation approaches identified by HCLTech.

Ajay Bahl

Ajit Kumar

Chief Information Officer
Ajit Kumar

Chief Information Officer

Ajit Kumar is responsible for reimagining the business processes and the underlying technology to transform the company into a truly global digital organization.

Prior to becoming CIO, Ajit was responsible for the delivery of application services to support HCLTech clients’ digital transformation efforts. He was also responsible for diversifying the company’s delivery landscape by leveraging capabilities in Tier 2 cities in India and other low-cost locations in Asia and near-shore centers in Europe and LatAm.

Before joining HCLTech, Ajit held several roles at Accenture, including establishing its consulting business in India and incubating and growing the offshore technology capability in India, the Philippines, China and Eastern Europe. He was a Managing Director of global technology delivery for the Resources market unit, covering oil and gas, chemicals, metals, mining and utilities.

Ajit Kumar

Anil Ganjoo

Chief Growth Officer, Americas, TMT and RCPG Industries
Anil Ganjoo

Chief Growth Officer, Americas, TMT and RCPG Industries

Anil Ganjoo is responsible for driving next-generation growth into the Telecommunications, Media, Technology, and Retail; Consumer Packaged Goods businesses and is focused on creating market momentum and leadership through innovative solutions and disruptive market development as well as building strategic world-class customer relationships and an industry-specific partner ecosystem.

Anil has been an early proponent and passionate champion of diversity in leadership and the empowerment agenda within HCLTech. He is also an early member of HCLTech’s “Talent Council,” dedicated to identifying, encouraging and mentoring young leaders.

His work has allowed him to contribute to HCLTech’s growth through various roles, responsibilities and geographies.

Anil Ganjoo

Ashish Kumar Gupta

Chief Growth Officer, Europe and Africa, Diversified Industries
Ashish Kumar Gupta

Chief Growth Officer, Europe and Africa, Diversified Industries

Ashish Kumar Gupta is responsible for growing the business in Europe and Africa for diversified industries. Under his leadership, HCLTech has become one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe.

In 2019, Ashish was nominated to the board of TechUK and the World Economic Forum (WEF)—European Regional Business Council. In this role, he is focused on improving the collaboration between corporations and start-ups, boosting digital education and upskilling.

Ashish is widely respected as one of the more disruptive voices on topics such as direct-to-consumer, IT outsourcing, cloud and the need to create strategic partnerships with clients. He has spoken at many prestigious industry platforms and continues to drive thought leadership for HCLTech.

Ashish Kumar Gupta

Jagadeshwar Gattu

President, Digital Foundation Services
Jagadeshwar Gattu

President, Digital Foundation Services

Jagadeshwar Gattu, fondly known as 'Jags,' is responsible for spearheading strategy, offerings, growth and service delivery, constantly disrupting the status quo and evolving the Digital Foundation business to be the foundation of the digital enterprise.

As the head of DFS, Jags strategically navigates the ever-evolving digital landscape across hybrid cloud, digital workplace, network & telecom, cybersecurity, unified service management, and intelligent operations driving hyper-growth and best-in-class customer satisfaction. Also, he has been instrumental in expanding business opportunities across diverse business verticals in new markets and geographies.

Jags is passionate about sustainability, diversity, inclusion and team enablement. He and his teams have contributed tremendously to HCL Foundation initiatives and volunteering activities for the betterment of our communities. He is a strategic thinker with a pragmatic approach to strategy, execution and problem-solving. Prior to his tenure at HCLTech, he co-founded an Identity and Access Management firm, ILANTUS Technologies and implemented various enterprise management technologies with computer associates.

He is a founding member of HCLTech’s Infrastructure business, establishing HCLTech as a leading infrastructure services business. He currently resides in Dallas with his wife and two sons.

Jagadeshwar Gattu

Jill Kouri

Chief Marketing Officer
Jill Kouri

Chief Marketing Officer

Jill Kouri is responsible for developing and building the HCLTech brand as well as driving growth across the company's broadening suite of technology services and products. Jill leads all marketing functions across the global business, including corporate marketing, vertical and horizontal marketing, recruitment marketing, corporate communications and digital marketing.

Prior to joining HCLTech, Jill served as the Chief Marketing Officer, Americas for JLL and held various marketing leadership roles for Accenture, including serving as global head of marketing for the $10 billion Products Operating Group.

A strong believer in the advancement of women in the workplace, Jill has long supported Dress for Success, serving on the not-for-profit organization’s advisory council. She was named a 2016 Woman of Influence by the Chicago Business Journal.

Jill Kouri

Kalyan Kumar

Chief Technology Officer and Head, Ecosystems, and Chief Product Officer, HCLSoftware
Kalyan Kumar

Chief Technology Officer
and Head, Ecosystems,
and Chief Product Officer,
HCLSoftware

Over the past two decades at global technology company HCLTech, Kalyan Kumar, known as KK, has played various roles across solutions, business development, alliance management, practice, CoE and delivery after starting at HCLTech subsidiary HCL COMNET in 2000.

Presently, KK is the Global Chief Technology Officer and Head – Ecosystems, overseeing all product and technology strategy, emerging technology incubation and the overall cloud offering – CloudSMART. He leads the HCLTech ecosystem units spanning cloud, TechOEMs, Telcos and the start-up ecosystem e-STiP.

KK also is the Chief Product Officer for HCLSoftware (HCLTech Software Products & Platform business including DRYICE.AI, Actian and Industry Software). He is responsible for all portfolio and product groups, driving central engineering, cloud and SaaS platforms, IT, security and compliance for HCLSoftware.

KK is a member of the Wall Street Journal CIO Network and the CNBC Technology Executive Council. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and part of the WEF Global Future Council 2020 and 2021 for Quantum Computing and the WEF 2021 CDO Community. He has co-authored eight books in the domains of business technology and service management. In 2021 and 2022, Technology Magazine named KK in their Global Top 100 Technology Leaders.

KK is the Trustee and Chairman of a London-based charity that drives the adoption of cricket in state schools and continues to engage with the community on holistic development with sports. He is an active member of eight County Cricket Clubs and select academies and is a life member of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

On a personal note, KK actively follows and plays cricket, squash and golf – and he follows football, rugby and F1. He is a musician and was the drummer and percussionist for the Delhi-based group, Contraband. He now occasionally plays in the local gig circuit in London.

Kalyan Kumar

Kevin McGee

Corporate Vice President, Risk and Compliance
Kevin McGee

Corporate Vice President, Risk and Compliance

Kevin McGee is responsible for the company’s risk oversight and corporate risk management strategy. He also steers the Risk and Compliance Apex Committee, which oversees the implementation and governance of risk management and compliance programs across HCLTech.

Prior to joining HCLTech in 2014, Kevin was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Risk Officer at CIT Group Inc. Kevin has held senior risk and information security roles including, Chief Information Security Officer at Freddie Mac, Credit Suisse First Boston and Goldman Sachs.

Kevin Mcgee

Nidhi Pundhir

Vice President and Global Head, CSR
Nidhi Pundhir

Vice President and Global Head, CSR

Dr. Nidhi Pundhir is responsible for shaping and executing programmatic frameworks aligned to sustainable development goals for the most disadvantaged and isolated communities.

With more than 25 years of experience in actualizing Human Rights at national and international levels, some of the key portfolios she has held were with SOS Children’s Villages as Director Programme Development, Asia and Plan International’s International Headquarters as Global Advisor on Child Protection in Development.

Nidhi holds a doctorate in Public Health Management from IIHMR University, Jaipur and M.Phil. in Health Systems Management from BITS, Pilani, India.

Nidhi Pundhir

Raghu Kidambi

Corporate Vice President and Global Head, Digital Process Operations
Raghu Kidambi

Corporate Vice President and Global Head, Digital Process Operations

Raghu Kidambi is responsible for the Digital Process Operations business at HCLTech.

With over 25 years of experience, Raghu is a Process Transformation leader who has led numerous strategic initiatives in client acquisition, go-to-market strategies, and digital value proposition development. His rich experience cuts across major industries including Banking, Manufacturing, High Tech, Media, Telecom, and Utilities.

He is a results-oriented leader with a track record of successfully building businesses and high-performing teams for large-scale business and IT transformation initiative resulting in Multibillion Dollar vaue creation for HCL Clients

Raghu Kidambi

Raghu Raman Lakshmanan

General Counsel
Raghu Raman Lakshmanan

General Counsel

Raghu R Lakshmanan is responsible for HCLTech’s global legal, ethics, regulatory affairs and compliance functions and policies.

He also heads the Ethics Committee for HCLTech and has played a key role in negotiating some of the major M&A and strategic contract pursuits HCLTech has done. Prior to his current role, he led the global compliance and litigation function and US legal department.

Raghu Raman Lakshmanan

Rahul Mohta

Executive Vice President and Head, Enterprise Performance Office
Rahul Mohta

Executive Vice President and Head, Enterprise Performance Office

Rahul Mohta leads the Enterprise Performance Office & Global Procurement Services at HCLTech. He has been with HCLTech for over 13 years out of his total work experience of nearly two and half decades. Rahul helps drive enterprise-level target setting, performance evaluation, design and implementation of margin improvement initiatives. He also heads global procurement for HCLTech, focusing on strengthening business, compliances and financial competitiveness.

Rahul Mohta

Rajiv Shesh

Chief Revenue Officer, HCLSoftware
Rajiv Shesh

Chief Revenue Officer, HCLSoftware

Rajiv Shesh is responsible for revenue growth across HCLTech’s Products and Platforms Business.

Prior to his current role, Rajiv was a business leader in HCLTech’s Engineering and R&D (ERS) business, responsible for HCLTech’s ERS Digital Engineering Practice and the fast-growing software and internet business segments. He led HCLTech’s Engineering business across several industry segments, including Aerospace, Medical Devices, Industrial, Automotive and Office Automation.

Throughout his 25 years at HCLTech, he has been responsible for developing the first gain share program in software, incubating HCLTech’s businesses in imaging and workflow, data analysis and state and local government. He has played a pivotal role in establishing HCLTech’s business in ASEAN.

Rajiv Shesh

Santhosh Jayaram

Global Head, Sustainability
Santhosh Jayaram

Global Head, Sustainability

Santhosh Jayaram provides leadership to refining and focusing HCLTech’s existing agenda and strategy in the critical areas of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

He has been involved in the evolution of global standards and, more recently, a member of the ESG advisory committee for SEBI.

Before joining HCLTech, Santhosh was an advisory council member for KPMG Impact, a global program launched to integrate sustainability into all KPMG’s company activities. Some of the work he has done in the past are case studies with leading institutions like Harvard and INSEAD.

Santhosh Jayaram

Shrikanth Shetty

Chief Growth Officer, Americas, Life Sciences and Healthcare Industries
Shrikanth Shetty

Chief Growth Officer, Americas, Life Sciences and Healthcare Industries

Shrikanth Shetty manages the $1 billion LSH business and is responsible for driving business growth and customer engagements.

Shetty has held various leadership positions at HCLTech. He has played a pivotal role in establishing HCLTech’s market leadership position in the LSH vertical and the Infrastructure business and in forging some of HCLTech’s largest partnership agreements. He is a committed proponent of HCLTech’s corporate value around client relationships which encompasses demonstrating collaboration, transparency and flexibility in interactions with customers and working by the spirit of the client partnership.

Throughout his career, he has received various awards for outstanding contributions to the growth and success of the organization. He is an IIT Bombay Alumni.

Shrikanth Shetty

Srimathi Shivashankar

Corporate Vice President and Global Head, EdTech Business
Srimathi Shivashankar

Corporate Vice President and Global Head, EdTech Business

Srimathi Shivashankar is responsible for EdTech Services, which provides talent transformational services through innovative learning and assessments, products and solutions. In her previous role, Srimathi was the Director of the New Vistas program and was responsible for strategizing and operationalizing new HCLTech delivery centers in global talent hubs. She was also the architect of the diversity and sustainability practices, HCL Foundation and HCL Grant.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, which has recognized her accomplishments through the Distinguished Alumna Award and an MBA in International Business Management from Ohio University. She won the WeQual Award in 2021 in the Business Transformation category and was named among the top 25 Women leaders in Consulting for 2022 by the Consulting report.

Srimathi has been a key speaker at various international forums such as the UN, WBCSD, World Investment Forum, WEF, NASSCOM and CII.

Srimathi Shivashankar

Srinivasan Seshadri

Chief Growth Officer and Global Head, Financial Services
Srinivasan Seshadri

Chief Growth Officer and Global Head, Financial Services

Srinivasan Seshadri or Srini (as he is popularly called) leads HCLTech as Chief Growth Officer and Global Head of Financial Services across Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance. His 20 year-strong cross-cultural global experience in technology is key to the deep and long-term relationships that he has built with Financial Services Leaders in North America, which go beyond the diktats of a contract or eschew short-term profits for long-term successes. He is an avid golfer and loves music.

Srinivasan Seshadri

Sriram Hariharan

Executive Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Business Enablement
Sriram Hariharan

Executive Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Business Enablement

Sriram Hariharan is responsible for developing the business strategy with the management team and then enabling the organization to execute its strategic vision. As Head of Corporate Development, he also leads the company’s interactions with the global investment ecosystem to identify the right inorganic opportunities including acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments.

He has led numerous strategic initiatives in the Americas, sales transformation programs, business process transformation and key acquisitions and integration. In the early 2000s, he was part of the founding team that created the Remote Infrastructure Services business for HCLTech.

Prior to joining HCLTech, he spent ten years at BNY Mellon, leading strategic programs including integration of fintech acquisitions, business process offshoring and Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) consulting services. He was also part of the management team that established BNY Mellon’s SaaS subsidiary iNautix USA, now Albridge. He co-founded Myfriday Analytics, a cloud product startup that offered operational analytics solutions to global service providers.

Sriram Hariharan

Swapan Johri

President, Growth Markets
Swapan Johri

President, Growth Markets

Swapan Johri holds the executive responsibility for the APAC region and the strategic partnership between CSC and HCLTech.

At HCLTech, he has held diverse account management, service delivery and strategic business initiatives portfolios.

Swapan joined HCLTech’s ISD Division to pioneer e-security services in India. He has since been an integral part of building HCLTech’s various global service lines with a personal focus on innovative and transformational IT services in several domains such as integrated technology operations, data center builds, consolidation and migrations and application modernization.

Swapan Johri

Vijay Guntur

President, Engineering and R&D Services
Vijay Guntur

President, Engineering and R&D Services

Vijay Guntur is responsible for helping several marquee customers and top R&D spenders across the Software and Internet, Medical, Manufacturing, Transportation, Telecom and Semiconductor industries accelerate their product and platform development and evolve their businesses for the digital era.

As the head of ERS, Vijay is capitalizing on the accelerated demand for digital engineering-led services such as platform engineering, cloud engineering, digital thread/twin, digital manufacturing, data engineering and AI, silicon platform solutions, and 5G services and solutions.

In his career at HCLTech, Vijay has held many roles, leading the hi-tech and communications business of HCLTech’s ERS business, where he drove innovation across solutions, sales and service delivery. Before this, Vijay had led the products and cloud platform engineering business across the Software and Internet, Telecom, Media and Entertainment, OEM, Retail and Manufacturing industry segments.

Vijay Guntur

Founder

Shiv Nadar

Founder
Shiv Nadar

Founder – HCL
Chairman Emeritus & Strategic Advisor to the Board – HCLTech
Founder & Chairman - Shiv Nadar Foundation

Shiv Nadar is the Founder of HCL Group and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He is also the Chairman Emeritus & Strategic Advisor to the Board of HCLTech, a US$ 13.1 Bn global organization with over 224,756 professionals operating from 60 countries.

Nadar is credited with being one of the pioneers of the computing and IT industry in India. Under his guidance HCL has continued to ride the waves of the changing IT landscape for over 45 years and remain at the forefront of every technological revolution since 1976. While HCL started off as a hardware organization, manufacturing the country’s first indigenous computers and introducing them to the Indian consumer, it eventually evolved into a more comprehensive software services organization. HCL is in fact one of the few global IT companies founded in the 1970s that remains in existence to date.

Throughout his career, Nadar always acknowledged that successful institution building is dependent on forging result-oriented partnerships and creating new knowledge. He steered HCL to create several valuable joint ventures and alliances that aided the organization’s emergence as a global technology enterprise. His pioneering spirit and belief in engineering and research shaped the course of the organization and is the reason that today HCLTech boasts one of the largest IT Engineering and R&D divisions in the world.

Nadar started his career as part of the elite DCM management trainee system. It was at DCM that he met the people with whom he later started HCL in a Delhi Barsati “akin to a garage startup” with a compelling vision that the microprocessor would change the world.

Nadar credits his success to the education and scholarships that he received during his early years. He has always maintained that access to quality education is the most potent tool of transformation and therefore, in 1994, he established the philanthropic - Shiv Nadar Foundation. The Foundation draws heavily on Nadar’s experience of building a world-class organization like HCL. It endeavors to create institutions of transformational education that will continue to influence and nurture the country’s youth for decades to come. To this effect, the Shiv Nadar Foundation has established six institutions covering the entire spectrum of education, which aim to address the issue of quality in education, create lasting partnerships and have a strong research orientation.

As of March 2022, Nadar has invested US$1.1 billion through the Foundation, impacting over 36,000 students directly. However, the Foundation’s ultimate aim is to nurture the next generation of leaders in the ideologies of symbiotic growth so that each of them may in turn aspire to affect a small change, creating a large multiplier effect. The impact of the Shiv Nadar Foundation institutions is today reflected in the aspirations of meritorious students who started their journeys from humble, geographically, remote backgrounds but are today pursuing their dreams in India as well as other countries.

In recognition of his pioneering role in business and philanthropy in India and across the globe, Nadar has received several honors and accolades, notable being the Padma Bhushan from the President of India in 2008.

Nadar is married to Kiran, an Asian Games medalist and internationally renowned bridge player. She is also one of the largest Indian Art collectors in the world.

Shiv Nadar

Board of Directors

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Chairperson
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Chair
  • Finance
  • Stakeholders’ Relationship
  • ESG and Diversity Equity Inclusion
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Chair
  • Finance
  • Stakeholders’ Relationship
  • ESG and Diversity Equity Inclusion
Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Chairperson
CSR Board Committee Chair
Board Committees Member-
ESG & Diversity, Stakeholders’ Relationship

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the Chairperson of HCLTech, a leading global technology organization with a market capitalization of $34 billion, and the Chairperson of its CSR Board Committee.

Roshni is a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Since its inception, the Shiv Nadar Foundation has invested $1.1 billion in nation building institutions and driving transformational leadership. Roshni is also the Chairperson and driving force behind VidyaGyan, a leadership academy for the economically underprivileged, meritorious, rural students of Uttar Pradesh, and has been working towards nurturing future leaders from rural India who can be catalysts of change for their communities, villages and the nation at large. In 2023, VidyaGyan was a recipient of the Children’s Champion Award from the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) for identifying and nurturing students from underserved rural backgrounds into future leaders through high-quality education.

Passionate about wildlife and conservation, Roshni established The Habitats Trust in 2018. The Foundation aims to work towards protecting India’s natural habitats and its indigenous species with the core mission of creating and conserving sustainable ecosystems through strategic partnerships and collaborations with all stakeholders, at every level.

Roshni is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the MIT School of Engineering, USA and also a member of the Kellogg School of Management Executive Board for Asia. She serves on the board of directors of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and is an independent director on the board of HDFC Asset Management Company.

In recognition of her outstanding work both in business and in philanthropy, Roshni has received several honors and accolades. Some of these include being featured for the sixth consecutive year in ‘The World's 100 Most Powerful Women’ list, compiled and released by Forbes in 2022. In 2020, Forbes also featured her among the ‘25 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Asia’. Roshni was honored with the ‘Most Powerful Women in Business 2023’ by Business Today. Roshni was conferred with Lewis Institute Community Changemaker Award by Babson College in 2017 and was recognized by Horasis, an internationally renowned think tank, as the ‘Indian Business Leader of the Year 2019. She is an alumnus of the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL, 2014-19), a unique and diverse community of the world’s most outstanding, next-generation leaders, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

Since 2019, she has been producing a TV series for the Animal Planet/Discovery based on the most endangered wildlife species in India - ‘On The Brink’. In 2022, On The Brink episode on Bats was the recipient of the Best Indian National Film Award in the category of science & technology. In 2018, Roshni also produced a children’s film, ‘Halkaa’, directed by the National Awardee Nila Madhab Panda. The movie is based on the unique journey of a slum child battling the issue of open defecation.

Roshni holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from Northwestern University and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. At Kellogg, she was awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

C Vijayakumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
C Vijayakumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

C Vijayakumar (CVK or Vijay) is the CEO & Managing Director of HCLTech, a US$ 12.6 billion global technology company. Led by 224,000+ professionals working across 60 countries around the globe, HCLTech helps forward looking enterprises re-imagine their businesses through transformative technology solutions, services, and products.

As the company’s CEO & MD, Vijay has spearheaded HCLTech’s strategy to leverage disruptive forces like Digitalization, Cloud, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence to create a growth blueprint which has made HCLTech one of the fastest growing companies in its chosen markets. He has also played a pivotal role in incubating and building a new products and platforms portfolio for the company, which is a billion-dollar business unit today.

Vijay’s personal leadership on this journey has been lauded across the industry with Business Today, rating him as the ‘Best CEO of the Year’ in IT/ITES Industry. He has also been included in the list of ‘Top 10 Disruptive CEOs’ by industry analyst group, HfS.

Vijay joined HCL nearly three decades back as a member of the core team that designed and implemented India’s first ever fully automated trading network at the National Stock Exchange. Previously, as President of HCLTech’s Infrastructure Services Business, he led its exponential growth and market dominance over the years. As part of the founding team of its wholly owned subsidiary HCL Comnet, he and the team are widely credited with having founded the Remote Infrastructure Management proposition which is today a multi-billion-dollar global industry.

Over the years, Vijay has held several technology, business and operational leadership positions at HCLTech and is widely recognized in the industry for his strategic thinking and impeccable execution. He is currently member of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governor’s Community, a Board Member of the US-India Business Council, a member of WSJ’s CEO Council and a UN Women HeForShe Champion.

Vijay is deeply invested in accelerating the company’s ESG agenda, efforts around which have resulted in HCLTech being recognized as an ESG leader in software and services industry in the MSCI ESG ratings and Sustainalytics’ 2023 Top-Rated ESG companies list. The company has also been designated an ‘Industry Mover’ in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2023.

Known for his hands-on approach, Vijay’s leadership style has been commended in the business bestseller ‘Blueprint to a billion: 7 essentials to achieve exponential growth’ by management guru David G. Thomson.

Vijay is a graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from P.S.G. College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India and lives in New Jersey in the USA.

C Vijayakumar

Shikhar Malhotra

Director
  • Finance
  • Stakeholders’ Relationship
  • Finance
  • Stakeholders’ Relationship
Shikhar Malhotra

Board Committees Member -
Nomination and Remuneration,
Finance, Stakeholders' Relationship

Shikhar Malhotra is the CEO & Vice Chairman of HCL Healthcare, one of India’s largest corporate Wellness providers, providing end-to-end healthcare solutions with a vision to make corporate India a healthier place. Today, HCL Healthcare is delivering personalized, sustainable and managed care health solutions to organizations across sectors while serving more than 500,000 customers annually across India.

He is a Director of HCL Corporation and a Director on the HCLTech board.

A trustee at the Shiv Nadar Foundation, he helps shape its vision of nation-building through transformational leadership. He is the Chairman of Shiv Nadar School, which is amongst the most coveted educational institutions in Delhi-NCR and Chennai, and the Chancellor of Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, India’s youngest and the only Private University in Uttar Pradesh to be granted the prestigious status of 'Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University (IoE) by Govt. of India. Today, SNIoE is one of the leading private universities in the country acknowledged for being on an accelerated path to emerge as a world-class research-based, multidisciplinary institution.

Committed to nature and wildlife, he co-founded The Habitats Trust with his wife Roshni Nadar Malhotra, dedicated to the conservation of lesser-known species and habitats that are threatened but often neglected. The Trust is empowering on-ground conservationists to achieve its vision of securing India’s natural habitats and their indigenous species.

His early lessons as an entrepreneur were learnt at his family business and were later sharpened at Babson College in the US, with a specialization in entrepreneurship. He is also a member of the Global Advisory board of Babson College.

He is a sports aficionado, especially for football and cycling.

Shikhar Malhotra

Independent Directors

Robin Ann Abrams

Director
  • Audit
  • Nomination and Remuneration
  • Risk Management
  • ESG and Diversity Equity Inclusion Chair
  • Audit
  • Nomination and Remuneration
  • Risk Management
  • ESG and Diversity Equity Inclusion Chair
Robin Ann Abrams

ESG & Diversity Board Committee Chair,
Board Committees Member -
Nomination and Renumeration,
Audit, Risk Management

Ms. Robin Abrams, aged 71 years, holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska. She was the interim CEO at ZiLOG. She had been the President of Palm Computing and a Senior Vice President at 3Com Corporation.

She was formerly the President and CEO at VeriFone and also held a variety of senior management positions with Apple Computers including Vice President and General Manager of the Americas where she oversaw sales and channel management for US, Canada and Latin America.

She spent eight years with Unisys in several senior level positions and served on several US public company Boards, the Anita Borg Institute Board and academic advisory committees.

Robin Abrams

R Srinivasan

Director
  • Nomination and Remuneration
  • Finance
  • Nomination and Remuneration
  • Finance
R Srinivasan

Nomination and Renumeration Board Committee Chair,
Board Committee Member - Finance

Mr. R. Srinivasan, aged 76 years, has an Electrical Engineering Degree from Madras University and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is the Founder of Redington (India) Limited, a Technology Products Supply Chain Solution Company operating in India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and CIS Countries. He has served as the Managing Director from July 1 2006 to October 17, 2014 and as the Non-Executive Vice Chairman from October 17, 2014 to February 2, 2017 of Redington (India) Limited.

Prior to starting Redington in Singapore, he spent three years in Indonesia with a leading Textile company. His experience includes a number of years with Readers Digest and the Coco-Cola Corporation in India. He has over 30 years of management experience across the globe.

He has been awarded the “Entrepreneur Award 2007” by CII, Tamil Nadu and the “Outstanding Contribution to the IT Channel Industry” by CRN in 2007.

R. Srinivasan

Dr. Sosale Shankara Sastry

Director
Dr. Sosale Shankara Sastry

Dr. Sosale Shankara Sastry, aged 66 years, is currently Professor of EECS, Mechanical and Bio-Engineering. He was the Dean at University of California, Berkeley till 2018. Dr. Sastry is B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; M.S. EECS (1979), University of California, Berkeley; M.A. Mathematics (1980), University of California, Berkeley and Ph.D. EECS, University of California, Berkeley (1981).

He has served on the faculty of MIT (1981-83) and Harvard (1994). He is currently the Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies and the co-director of the C3.ai Institute for Digital Transformation.

His areas of personal research are embedded control, cybersecurity, autonomous software for unmanned systems (especially aerial vehicles), computer vision, non-linear and adaptive control, control of hybrid and embedded systems and network embedded systems and software. He has been concerned with cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection. He has co-authored over 500 technical papers and 9 books.

During his career, the positions held by him include Member, Scientific Advisory Board for Singapore National Research Foundation and Member of the UN Scientific Advisory Board (UNSAB). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has honorary doctorates from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, University of Waterloo, Canada and Politecnico di Torino in Italy.

Dr. Sosale Shankara Sastry

S Madhavan

Director
  • Audit Chair
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Finance Chair
  • Stakeholders’ Relationship Chair
  • Risk Management Chair
  • Audit Chair
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Finance Chair
  • Stakeholders’ Relationship Chair
  • Risk Management Chair
S Madhavan

Audit Board Committee Chair,
Finance Board Committee Chair,
Risk Management Committee Chair,
Stakeholders' Relationship Committee Chair,
Board Committee Chair - CSR

Mr. S. Madhavan, aged 66 years, is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was a Senior Partner and Executive Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers for many years. He held several positions at PwC, ranging from indirect taxes to client delivery and leadership development.

He started his career with Hindustan Unilever Limited, India’s largest multinational, where he spent several years in the 1980s. He has been the past President, Northern Region, Indo American Chamber of Commerce and the past Co-Chairman of the Taxation Committee, ASSOCHAM.

He is on the board of several other listed companies, such as ICICI Bank, Sterlite Technologies Limited and Transport Corporation of India Limited and is a chairman/member of various board committees.

S Madhavan

Thomas Sieber

Director
  • Audit
  • Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Audit
  • Finance
  • Risk Management
Thomas Sieber

Board Committee Member - Finance,
Audit, Risk Management

Mr. Thomas Sieber, aged 60 years, has a Business Administration degree from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is serving as the Chairman of Axpo Holding AG which is the largest national energy provider in Switzerland. Formerly, he was the CEO of Orange Switzerland (now Salt Mobile SA) and later on became the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

He has an expertise in Leadership, Strategic and International Business Management.

Thomas Sieber

Nishi Vasudeva

Director
  • Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Audit
  • Risk Management
Nishi Vasudeva

Board Committees Member - Audit, Risk Management

Ms. Nishi Vasudeva, aged 67 years, is the first woman to chair an Oil and Gas company in India and has extensive management and advisory experience. She is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India, and B. A. (Economics) from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India.

She has expertise in the areas like Corporate Strategy, Enterprise Resource Management, Retail & Marketing, Information Systems, Business Transformation & Margin Management and Regulatory Management. She is well known for her courage and dedication to making a difference, both at a company level and in the lives of employees and customers.

Her awards and accomplishments include the prestigious Global ‘CEO of the Year' award by Platts Global Energy Awards 2015, Award for ‘Excellence and Outstanding contribution to Public Sector Management’ under the Individual Leadership category by the Standing Committee on Public Sector Enterprises (SCOPE), Government of India, for the year 2013-14, and ‘Exceptional Woman Achiever Award’ from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in 2014. She has also been ranked one of the top five ‘Most Powerful Woman in the Asia Pacific’ by FORTUNE magazine in the year 2014.

Nishi Vasudeva

Deepak Kapoor

Director
  • Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Audit
  • Risk Management
Deepak Kapoor

Board Committees Member - Audit, Risk Management

Mr. Deepak Kapoor, aged 64 years, is the former Chairman & CEO of PwC India. He took retirement from PwC in March 2017, after having been associated with it for 39 years. During his illustrious career with PwC, he served in various leadership and client service roles in India and overseas. He was also a member of the PwC Global Strategy Council, led the Deals practice for PwC India and was the leader of its Telecom, Entertainment and Media practice.

He has extensive experience and expertise in financial reporting, audit, mergers and acquisitions, crisis management and corporate advisory. His experience in India and overseas encompasses multiple sectors, including Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Telecom, Technology, Healthcare and Entertainment and Media.

He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a member of the Certified Fraud Examiners, US

Deepak Kapoor

Dr. Mohan Chellappa

Director
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Nomination and Remuneration
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Nomination and Remuneration
Dr. Mohan Chellappa

Board Committees Member - CSR, Nomination and Remuneration

Dr. Mohan Chellappa, aged 75 years, is currently the President, Global Ventures, of Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHMI). A founding member of JHMI, he is involved in development of international clinical consultancy activities and clinical care programs, implementation of quality systems, and utilization of IT in healthcare.

He has been instrumental in securing and establishing several engagements of Johns Hopkins Medicine globally, including establishment of Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, a joint venture with Aramco, the world’s largest energy company.

He also serves on the boards of HCL Healthcare, Frontier Life Line, Burjeel Holdings and Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare. He has a special interest in the effectiveness of corporate boards and completed a program in that area at Harvard Business School.

A surgeon by profession, he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He holds a business degree, has wide surgical experience, having worked in countries such as India, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK and the USA He underwent special training in Surgical Gastroenterology at the University of Leeds and Hammersmith Hospital in 1982 and in liver and kidney transplantation at the University of Louvain in Brussels in 1986.

He is an avid follower of technology and has been part of the Artificial Intelligence Consortium for Healthcare in the Gulf country.

Dr. Mohan Chellappa

Simon John England

Director
  • Nomination and Remuneration
  • ESG and Diversity Equity Inclusion
  • Nomination and Remuneration
  • ESG and Diversity Equity Inclusion
Simon John England

Board Committee Member - ESG & Diversity,
Nomination and Remuneration

Mr. Simon England, aged 57 years, has a degree in Engineering from the University of Durham and has over 30 years of experience in leading, transforming and growing organizations across the public and private sector. He has spent much of his career working with UK and Global Insurers, Healthcare Providers and the UK Government.

He is a partner in the specialist advisory firm, Garwood Solutions, where he provides independent strategic and business advice to clients in the Professional Services, Financial Services, Health and Technology sectors.

He spent 27 years with Accenture and led several of Accenture’s largest businesses and global client relationships, including being the Managing Director of Accenture’s UK and Ireland Insurance business and, prior to that, the UK Healthcare business. He was also the Managing Director of Primary Care Support England (PCSE) for Capita where he led the recovery and turnaround of this large, complex, and high profile outsourced operation for NHS England.

He is accomplished in applying technology to achieve business results—creating digital operations, shaping, planning, and leading operational transformation and performance improvement programmes and technology enabled business change at scale, and is experienced in leading on and offshore outsourced operations. He is an expert in complex stakeholder and commercial management and organization turnaround.

He is involved in the UK Arts sector and led Accenture’s relationship with the Bright Ideas Trust—helping nurture new entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities. He also worked closely with Whizz-Kidz - an energetic charity that is transforming the delivery and management of wheelchair services, with the NHS, for children across many parts of the UK.

Simon John England

Vanitha Narayanan

Director
  • Nomination and Remuneration Chair
  • Nomination and Remuneration Chair
Vanitha Narayanan

Nomination and Remuneration Chair

Ms. Vanitha Narayanan, aged 64 years, is a BA from Stella Maris College, Madras, MBA (Marketing & Advertising) from University of Madras and MBA (Management Information Systems & Accounting) from University of Houston. She is a senior Global executive and Board leader with a successful track record spanning three decades in technology and telecommunications. In 2020, she retired after a career spanning three decades at IBM where she held multiple key roles leading large businesses in the United States, Asia-Pacific and India geographies. These roles included serving as Managing Director & Chairperson of IBM India, Vice President for the Communications Sector across Asia Pacific, Vice President for Global Telecommunications Solutions and finally Managing Director for a strategic Telecom client before her retirement. She has a reputation for her deep industry expertise in telecom, transforming businesses, unwavering client focus and passion for continuous learning. She played a significant role as leader and influencer across industry bodies during her decade in India.

She was the first woman chairperson of AMCHAM India (2015- 2016) and served as a member on the National Executive Board from 2014-18. She was on the executive council of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) 2016-18 and on the Catalyst India Advisory Board. She also served as Chairperson of the Board of Governors for National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Suratkal (2014-2017) and was a member of the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and served as Co-Chair of the National Committee for MNCs. She was named one of the ‘Most Powerful Women’ in Business in India by both Fortune India (2016- 2017) and Business India (2014-2017), one of the 12 Global Indian Super Women of 2016 by CXOToday and conferred with the Degree of Doctor of Letters by the LNM Institute of Information Technology.

She currently serves as an Independent Director on the Board of ReNew Energy Global Plc. And Schlumberger Limited.

She is passionate about mentorship, elevating the presence of women in technology and advising corporations as they strive to hit key growth milestones.

Vanitha Narayanan

Bhavani Balasubramanian

Director
  • Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Audit
  • Risk Management
Bhavani Balasubramanian

Bhavani Balasubramanian, aged 64 years, is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

She has been an Audit and Assurance Partner of Deloitte India and has 4 decades of experience in auditing a variety of clients, including listed companies and multinationals in different industries in India and abroad. Her audit experience relates to industries in IT and IT services, Energy, Manufacturing, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Consumer business and Non-Banking Finance Companies. She has held national leadership positions in Deloitte India and has served extensively as a member in the firm’s international councils and working groups.

She has served as a member in the Auditing standards Board of the Institute of Chartered accountants of India for 8 years and been member of various committees for over 6 years.

She is a Strategic consultant in diversity and inclusion, engaging with corporates and is a leadership and diversity coach for senior and mid management professionals.

She is as an Independent Director on the Boards of public companies in India and serves on their various committees.

Bhavani Balasubramanian