September 29, 2020

Anjan Lahiri appointed as CEO of Birlasoft

lahriThe CK Birla Group, a USD 1.6 billion diversified business conglomerate, today announced the appointment of Anjan Lahiri as the Chief Executive Officer of its global IT services firm Birlasoft.

Passionate about driving an organization’s vision and culture change, Anjan Lahiri is a globally recognized information services expert and one of the co-founders of Mindtree.

Anjan Lahiri, who will be based at the company’s headquarter in Noida UP, will lead a global workforce of over 4,000 employees to steer Birlasoft in its phase of growth.

He will also be responsible for bolstering the company’s capabilities in the emerging areas of Cloud and Analytics, and to drive synergies with the global clientele that include several Fortune 500 companies across banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors.

Commenting on Anjan Lahiri’s appointment, Amita Birla Chairman, Birlasoft said, “Birlasoft is going through an interesting growth phase, and Anjan’s appointment comes at the right time. He brings with him a rich experience of growing organizations. His ability to lead high performing teams to the next level of excellence and maturity will benefit our organization. Furthermore, with Anjan we aim to make our delivery teams more agile to changes emerging from end customer behaviour and enable our customers to transform and align to their business goals.”

Acknowledging his appointment as the CEO of Birlasoft, Anjan Lahiri said: “What I most covet in an organization is its culture and values embodied by its people. A knowledge company’s entire product comes from the intellect of its people who stand on a foundation of values. I resonated strongly with the values of the CK Birla, the competency of Birlasoft, and the opportunities that the fast changing IT landscape will provide to nimble organizations in the future. I am privileged to be part of this rich legacy and exciting future.”

Anjan Lahiri began his career with Wipro Infotech in 1987 and then joined Cambridge Technology Partners. In 1991, along with ex-colleagues from Wipro and Cambridge Technology Partners, Anjan founded Mindtree and helped it grow into one of India’s leading mid-sized IT services companies, setting up offices in London, New Jersey and San Jose. He moved on from Mindtree in 2013 to take on new challenges.

Until recently, he was the CEO of the Bangalore based Sasken Communications Technologies. At Sasken, Anjan personally led the revival of growth in the company’s top customers through a foray into newer services and a revamped leadership team.

An alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Anjan earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering. The Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, is part of the CK Birla group.