Noida, India, October 21st, 2016: HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services provider, today announced the appointment of C Vijayakumar as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, with immediate effect.
“HCL has always identified emerging opportunities and pivoted early during market inflections. Over the last couple of years, by organizing itself for transformation, the company has sustained consistency in its growth and has achieved a differentiated market position, said Shiv Nadar, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, HCL Technologies. “Vijay has been a transformational leader in the company leading from the front. His vision and flawless execution track record best positions him for taking our journey forward. I wish him all the very best”, he added.
To increase momentum of company’s next generation services, C Vijayakumar will further accelerate execution of Mode 1-2-3 strategy to grow the experience based and business outcome oriented next generation services such as BEYONDigitalTM, IOT WorksTM, Cloud and Cyber-security Services, sustain leadership position in the core services and achieve greater momentum in the ecosystem driven products and platform business.
"I am deeply humbled and honored to be given an opportunity to lead HCL Technologies, where we are uniquely positioned to win in the new world. Over the last two decades, I have had the privilege of working with world class teams, creating collective value for our clients, employees, investors and communities in which we operate. I look forward to partnering with each one of our HCL ideapreneurs as we embark on the next phase of our journey”, said C Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies.
Anant Gupta, who has been a significant contributor and leader in the company’s growth journey has transitioned to pursue personal interests. We thank Anant for his valuable contributions to our organization, over the last two decades.
C Vijayakumar’s appointment reflects the maturity of HCL succession planning and practice of nurturing leadership in the technology industry. He will continue to be based in the USA, closer to our clients and key technology partners further strenghtening execution of our strategy.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients to impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its emergence on the global landscape after its IPO in 1999 and listing in 2000, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, today operates out of 32 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 6.6 billion, for 12 Months ended 30 September, 2016. For the 21st Century Enterprise, HCL focuses on business model transformation, underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including BEYONDigitalTM, IoT WoRKSTM, Engineering Services Outsourcing and Next–Generation ITO that focuses on integrated infrastructure services, applications services and business services. HCL leverages DRYiCETM, its third generation autonomics and orchestration platform, global network of integrated innovation labs, and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic multi–service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing Entertainment, Retail CPG, Life Sciences Healthcare, Oil Gas, Energy Utilities, Travel, Transportation Logistics and Government. With 109,795 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL Technologies focuses on creating real value for customers by taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com.
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