HCLTech Leadership

Leadership

Executive

C Vijayakumar
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C Vijayakumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
C Vijayakumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

C Vijayakumar has spearheaded HCLTech’s strategy to help forward-looking enterprises reimagine their businesses through transformative technology solutions, services and products. He joined HCLTech nearly three decades ago 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 HCLTech 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.

Vijay’s leadership has been lauded globally, with Business Today rating him as the ‘Best CEO of the Year, 2020’ in the IT/ITES Industry. Previously, he was included in the list of ‘Top 10 Disruptive CEOs’ by industry analyst group HfS. Vijay is deeply invested in promoting sustainable business practices, resulting in HCLTech’s position in the Edelweiss’s annual ‘ESG Scorecard & Rating, 2021’. The company was also named ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year’ 2021 by The Economic Times.

Vijay is widely recognized in the industry for his strategic thinking and impeccable execution. He is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governor’s Community and a Board Member of the U.S.-India Business Council.

C Vijayakumar
Prateek Aggarwal
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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 has 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
Apparao V V
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Apparao V V

Chief Human Resources Officer
Apparao V V

Chief Human Resources Officer

Apparao VV is responsible for engaging, developing and transforming the company’s workforce into a competitive differentiator.

Apparao joined the company in 2002. Before taking over his current role, he was a Corporate Vice President in the Financial Services business.

He is widely admired amongst his peers for his deftness at integrating and managing diverse, multi-cultural and multi-national teams. He has also published several research papers in industry publications and holds two patents.

Apparao V V

Enterprise Leadership

Ajit Kumar
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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
Jill Kouri
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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
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Kalyan Kumar

Chief Technology Officer and Head, Ecosystems, and Chief Product Officer, Products & Platforms
Kalyan Kumar

Chief Technology Officer and Head,
Ecosystems, HCLTech and Chief Product Officer,
HCLTech Software Products & Platforms

Kalyan Kumar leads HCLTech’s technology strategy, building the strategic partner ecosystems, start-up and exploration incubation and next-generation technology blueprinting. As Head of Ecosystems, he oversees the HCLTech Cloud offering, CloudSMART and Cloud Ecosystem business units. As Chief Product Officer of HCLTech Software, he leads product strategy, product specialists/technical advisors, professional services, product management, engineering and operations for the business.

Starting with Infrastructure Management Services in 2000, KK led the entire Digital Foundation Practice, driving peak growth. He brings deep product management and product engineering leadership experience to his current role, including founding the DRYiCE.AI Software Division, which pioneered new ways to deliver outcome-based AIOPS and Service Orchestration Products and Platforms, as well as leading the world's first BSM SaaS Platform - MTaaS in 2008.

KK is a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CIO Network member and the CNBC Technology Executive Council. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the World Economic Forum Global Future Council (2020) and Quantum Computing (2021). In 2021, Technology Magazine named KK one of the Top 100 Technology Leaders.

Kalyan Kumar
Kevin Mcgee
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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
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Nidhi Pundhir

Vice President and Director, HCLTech Foundation
Nidhi Pundhir

Vice President and Director, HCLTech Foundation

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
Rajiv Shesh
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Rajiv Shesh

Chief Revenue Officer, Products and Platforms
Rajiv Shesh

Chief Revenue Officer, Products and Platforms

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
Raghu Raman Lakshmanan
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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 U.S. legal department.

Raghu Raman Lakshmanan
Santhosh Jayaram
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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
Srimathi Shivashankar
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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, HCLTech Foundation and HCLTech 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
Sriram Hariharan
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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

Business Leadership

Ajay Bahl
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Ajay Bahl

Corporate Vice President, Americas, MEGA Industries
Ajay Bahl

Corporate Vice President, 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 HCLTech 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
Anand Birje
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Anand Birje

President, Digital Business Services
Anand Birje

President, Digital Business Services

Anand Birje is responsible for driving the global growth of digital consulting, applications and platforms and data and analytics. Prior to his current role, Anand led HCLTech’s global corporate development, strategic partnerships and next-gen ITO and digital services. He serves on the governance team for HCLTech’s investment in the Morado Venture Fund, an early-stage investor in enterprise technology start-ups.

As a founding member of HCLTech’s Infrastructure Services Division in North America, Anand helped grow the business from $50 million to $2.5 billion within a decade.

Anand’s passion for technology and business is the driving force behind his work, including collaborations with the Columbia Business School and UC Irvine to develop industry-level strategies around digital execution, transformation and connected ecosystems. He is a regular attendee at the World Economic Forum in Davos and serves as a Strategy Officer with its Industry 4.0 and digital workforce groups.

Anand Birje
Anil Ganjoo
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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
Anoop Tiwari
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Anoop Tiwari

Senior Corporate Vice President
Anoop Tiwari

Senior Corporate Vice President

Anoop Tiwari is responsible for evangelizing and leading initiatives across go-to-market, solution development, client acquisition and service delivery that drives growth and differentiation.

Tiwari led the Enterprise Performance Office, a quasi-consulting and corporate development organization driving HCLTech’s growth, market competitiveness and financial and risk assurance. He incubated the digital, IoT and automation taskforces, which have grown into multi-billion-dollar businesses.

Anoop has also anchored the CIO function, laying the digital foundation, especially around HCLTech’s cloud adoption strategy and various CX and productivity initiatives. The large-scale internal digital adoption was achieved during his tenure.

Anoop Tiwari
Ashish Kumar Gupta
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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
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Jagadeshwar Gattu

President, Digital Foundation Services
Jagadeshwar Gattu

President, Digital Foundation Services

Jagadeshwar Gattu is responsible for spearheading strategy, offerings, growth and service delivery, constantly disrupting the status quo and evolving this business to be the foundation of the digital enterprise.

As Senior Corporate Vice President, he led Infrastructure Services Delivery across industry verticals in North America, delivering hyper-growth with best-in-class customer satisfaction. He was also instrumental in establishing Canada as a key growth geography.

Jags is passionate about sustainability, diversity, inclusion and team enablement. He and his teams have contributed tremendously to HCLTech 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
Maninder Singh
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Maninder Singh

Corporate Vice President, CyberSecurity and GRC
Maninder Singh

Corporate Vice President, CyberSecurity and GRC

Maninder Singh is responsible for the Risk and Compliance (GRC) business for HCLTech and has held leadership roles including establishing HCLTech’s end-user computing practice, shared services, European GDC footprints and service delivery for EMEA and APAC.

He was a founding member of HCLTech's infrastructure services business, with responsibilities spanning business development, sales, product management, service delivery and program management. Since 2017, Maninder has also been a part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on cybersecurity and shoulders an active role with the Center for CyberSecurity and Cybersecurity Leadership Community.

Maninder Singh
Rajeev Nanda
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Rajeev Nanda

Chief Delivery Officer, Cloud Services
Rajeev Nanda

Chief Delivery Officer, Cloud Services

Rajeev Nanda is responsible for Infrastructure Delivery for the EMEA and APAC regions. He leads a large, globally diverse team and is currently responsible for developing stronger relationships with HCLTech’s customers, creating a delivery organization focused on specialized requirements, including technology, regulatory and risk compliance, process centricity and DRYiCE Autonomics.

Since joining HCLTech in 1995, Rajeev has held diverse leadership roles, including the Head of India Networking Business, the Infra Global Delivery organization in the UK, the Head of Service Delivery for APAC and the Global Head of Infra Services for the financial services vertical.

Rajeev Nanda
Sanjay Gupta
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Sanjay Gupta

Corporate Vice President and Program Director, New Vistas
Sanjay Gupta

Corporate Vice President and Program Director, New Vistas

Sanjay is currently leading HCLTech’s foray into new locations in India and is responsible for starting HCLTech operations in Lucknow and Nagpur. He also leads multiple strategic organizational initiatives such as the Employee Welfare Benefits Program and productivity enhancement initiatives. Sanjay joined HCLTech 24 years ago as a member of the core team responsible for Satellite Communication Shared Services across HCLTech.

Sanjay is a dynamic leader and Founder Partner of the Infrastructure division at HCLTech. He played an instrumental role in executing the country’s largest RAPDRP Project for the Uttar Pradesh government. His vast knowledge in the service delivery and customer support domains has garnered him many industry accolades. He received an award from Dataquest for successfully leading the Top 10 IT Projects in India. Under his leadership, Dataquest rated HCLTech as a top networking and remote infrastructure management leader in India.

Sanjay Gupta
Shrikanth Shetty
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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
Sukamal Banerjee
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Sukamal Banerjee

Corporate Vice President, Industry Software Division and IoT WoRKS
Sukamal Banerjee

Corporate Vice President, Industry Software Division and IoT WoRKS

Sukamal Banerjee is responsible for the strategy and execution of ISD and IoT WoRKS through to the P&L.

The ISD team builds high-growth products focused on industry-specific needs and opportunities. The team is currently focused on creating products for the Telecom and Manufacturing segments, leveraging the trends of 5G and Industry 4.0.

IoT WoRKS drives the adoption of digital transformation for asset value chains in asset-heavy industries, such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy and Utilities, Transportation, and more.

Banerjee is a frequent speaker at industry and technology forums focusing on communications, digital businesses and IoT. He has also authored various articles on emerging technology trends for leading publications.

Sukamal Banerjee
Swapan Johri
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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
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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
Rahul Singh
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Rahul Singh

President, Financial Services and Digital Process Operations
Rahul Singh

President, Financial Services and Digital Process Operations

Rahul Singh is responsible for managing and steering the business, developing relationships with clients and the strategic decisions necessary to meet the technology and operation needs of HCLTech's key customers.

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. Prior to HCLTech, Rahul started his career with Citibank in 1986 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. Citigroup Global Service was India’s first financial services BPO organization with a team strength of 15,000 and was acquired by TCS in 2009.

Rahul exemplifies HCLTech’s commitment to being a true 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 Singh

Founder

Shiv Nadar
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Shiv Nadar

Founder
Shiv Nadar

Founder, HCLTech Group
Chairman Emeritus and
Strategic Advisor to the
Board

Shiv Nadar is the Founder of HCLTech Enterprise. He is also the Chairman Emeritus and Strategic Advisor to the Board of HCLTech, a group company and India’s third-largest IT services organization. Nadar is credited with being one of India's pioneers of the computing and IT industry. Under his guidance, HCLTech has continued to ride the waves of the changing IT landscape for 45 years and remains at the forefront of every technological revolution since 1976. While HCLTech started 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. HCLTech is 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 depends on forging result-oriented partnerships and creating new knowledge. He steered HCLTech 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 organization's course and is why today, HCLTech boasts about being one of the world's largest IT Engineering and R&D divisions.

Nadar started his career as part of the elite DCM management trainee system. At DCM, he met the people with whom he later started HCLTech 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 his education and scholarships 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 building a world-class organization, such as HCLTech. 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 2020, Nadar invested US$ 988 million through the Foundation, impacting over 34,000 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 bring in 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 and other countries.

In recognition of his pioneering role in business and philanthropy in India and globally, 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, who is also one of the largest Indian art collectors in the world.

Shiv Nadar

Board of Directors

Roshni Nadar Malhotra
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Roshni Nadar Malhotra

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

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

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the Chairperson of HCLTech, a leading global technology organization with a market capitalization of $33 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.

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, U.S. and also a member of the Kellogg School of Management Executive Board for Asia. She serves on the board of directors of the U.S.-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 fifth consecutive year in ‘The World's 100 Most Powerful Women’ list, compiled and released by Forbes in 2021. In 2020, Forbes also featured her among the ‘25 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Asia’. 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 produced a TV series for the Animal Planet/Discovery based on the most endangered wildlife species in India - ‘On The Brink.’ In 2022, the 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 an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. At Kellogg, she was awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra
C Vijayakumar
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C Vijayakumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
C Vijayakumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

C Vijayakumar has spearheaded HCLTech’s strategy to help forward-looking enterprises reimagine their businesses through transformative technology solutions, services and products. He joined HCLTech nearly three decades ago 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 HCLTech 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.

Vijay’s leadership has been lauded globally, with Business Today rating him as the ‘Best CEO of the Year, 2020’ in the IT/ITES Industry. Previously, he was included in the list of ‘Top 10 Disruptive CEOs’ by industry analyst group HfS. Vijay is deeply invested in promoting sustainable business practices, resulting in HCLTech’s position in the Edelweiss’s annual ‘ESG Scorecard & Rating, 2021’. The company was also named ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year’ 2021 by The Economic Times.

Vijay is widely recognized in the industry for his strategic thinking and impeccable execution. He is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governor’s Community and a Board Member of the U.S.-India Business Council.

C Vijayakumar
Shikhar Malhotra
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Shikhar Malhotra

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

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

Shikhar Malhotra is the Director and Board Member of HCLTech Corporation, the holding company for HCLTech’s operating companies. HCLTech has a distinguished lineage as one of India’s original technology garage start-ups, founded by Shiv Nadar. He is also on the board of HCLTech, an $11.8 billion global technology firm with over 211,000 professionals operating from 52 countries. Shikhar serves as the Vice Chairman and CEO of HCLTech Healthcare, one of India’s largest corporate health solutions firms, providing end-to-end healthcare solutions with a vision to make corporate India a healthier place. Today, HCLTech Healthcare delivers personalized, sustainable and managed healthcare solutions to organizations across sectors, including technology and banking. It has eight world-class corporate health centers across the country, serving over 70,000 families.

As a Trustee, Shikhar plays multiple roles at the Shiv Nadar Foundation, including shaping its vision of nation-building through transformational leadership. Shikhar is the founding CEO of Shiv Nadar Schools (established in 2012), having led them to become one of the most coveted schools in the National Capital Region of Delhi, consistently recognized among the top schools in the country. The Shiv Nadar Schools are known to push the benchmarks in education to impart critical life lessons, making students future-ready for a complex global environment.

In September 2018, Shikhar took over the role of the Pro Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India’s youngest university chosen as an Institution of Eminence by the Government of India. Today, SNU is one of the only eight private universities in the country acknowledged for being on an accelerated path to emerge as a world-class research-based, multidisciplinary institution.

Passionate about wildlife and conservation, Shikhar co-founded The Habitats Trust in 2018 with his wife, Roshni Nadar Malhotra. The Trust is empowering on-ground conservationists to achieve its vision of securing India’s natural habitats and indigenous species.

Shikhar comes from an entrepreneurial family, raised in Kuwait. His early lessons as an entrepreneur were honed at his family business, and sharpened further at Babson College in the U.S., with a specialization in entrepreneurship.

Shikhar is passionate about sports, especially football. Shikhar and Roshni have two sons.

Shikhar Malhotra

Independent Directors

Robin Abrams
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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 holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska. She was the interim CEO at ZiLOG, 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 the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

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

Robin Abrams
R. Srinivasan
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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 has an Electrical Engineering degree from Madras University and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He is the Founder of Redington (India) Limited, a Technology Products Supply Chain Solution Company operating in India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He has served as the Managing Director from July 2006 to October 2014 and as the Non-executive Vice Chairman from October 2014 to February 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 several 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” award by CRN in 2007.

R. Srinivasan
Dr. Sosale Shankara Sastry
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Dr. Sosale Shankara Sastry

Director
Dr. Sosale Shankara Sastry

Dr. Sosale Shankara Sastry is currently the Professor of EECS, Mechanical and Bio-Engineering. He was the Dean at the University of California, Berkeley, until 2018. He is a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; MS EECS (1979), University of California, Berkeley; MA in Mathematics (1980), University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. EECS, University of California, Berkeley.

His personal research areas are embedded control, cybersecurity, autonomous software for unmanned systems (mainly aerial vehicles), computer vision, nonlinear 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 nine books. During his career, his positions included Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Singapore National Research Foundation and Member of the Thai Prime Minister's Science and Technology Advisory Board.

He has honorary doctorates from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; University of Waterloo, Canada; and Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Dr. Sosale Shankara Sastry
S Madhavan
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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 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 is currently the Co-Chairman of the GST Task Force in FICCI, 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, UFO Moviez Limited and Transport Corporation of India Limited. He is a chairman/member of various board committees.

S Madhavan
Thomas Sieber
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Thomas Sieber

Director
  • Finance
  • Finance
Thomas Sieber

Board Committee Member - Finance

Mr. Thomas Sieber has a Business Administration degree from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is serving as the Chairman of Axpo Holding AG, Switzerland's largest national energy provider. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Sierra Wireless, the global leader in IoT (Internet of Things) and IT services provider, Garaio AG.

Formerly, he was the CEO of Orange Switzerland (now Salt Mobile SA) and later became the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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

Thomas Sieber
Nishi Vasudeva
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Nishi Vasudeva

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

Board Committees Member - Audit, Risk Management

Ms. Nishi Vasudeva 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 a B. A. (Economics) from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India.

She has expertise in Corporate Strategy, Enterprise Resource Management, Retail and Marketing, Information Systems, Business Transformation and Margin Management and Regulatory Management. She is well known for her courage and dedication to making a difference at the 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 Chamber 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
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Deepak Kapoor

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

Board Committees Member - Audit, Risk Management

Mr. Deepak Kapoor is the former Chairman and 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, U.S.

Deepak Kapoor
Dr. Mohan Chellappa
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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 is currently the President, Global Ventures, of Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHMI). A founding member of JHMI, he is involved in developing international clinical consultancy activities and clinical care programs, implementing quality systems and utilizing IT in healthcare.

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

He also serves on the boards of HCLTech Healthcare and Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare. He has a special interest in the effectiveness of corporate boards and completed a program in that area at the Harvard Business School.

A surgeon by profession, Dr. Chellappa 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 and has wide surgical experience, having worked in countries such as India, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK and the U.S. 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 participated in the Artificial Intelligence Consortium for Healthcare in the Gulf Council.

Dr. Mohan Chellappa
Simon John England
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Simon John England

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

Board Committee Member - ESG & Diversity

Mr. Simon England 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 sectors. 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, providing 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 a 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 programs, technology-enabled business change at scale, and is experienced in leading on- and off-shore outsourced operations. He is an expert in complex stakeholder and commercial management and organization turnaround.

He is involved in the UK Arts sector and has 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 transforming the delivery and management of wheelchair services, with the NHS, for children across many parts of the UK.

Simon John England
Vanitha Narayanan
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Vanitha Narayanan

Director
  • Nomination and Remuneration
  • Nomination and Remuneration
Vanitha Narayanan

Board Committee Member - Nomination and Remuneration

Vanitha Narayanan is a senior global executive and Board leader with a successful track record spanning three decades in technology and telecommunications. In 2020, Vanitha retired after 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 and Chairman of IBM India, Vice President for the Communications Sector across the Asia Pacific, Vice President for Global Telecommunications Solutions and finally Managing Director for a strategic Telecom client before her retirement. Vanitha has a reputation for her deep industry expertise in telecom, transforming businesses, unwavering client focus and passion for continuous learning.

Vanitha played a significant role as a 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 of the National Executive Board from 2014-18. She was on the executive council of the 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. Vanitha 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.

Vanitha is passionate about mentorship, elevating the presence of women in technology and advising corporations as they strive to hit key growth milestones. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Renew Power, one of India's largest renewable power companies. She resides in Plano, Texas, with her husband and enjoys spoiling her two grandchildren, traveling and experimenting in her kitchen.

Vanitha Narayanan