C Vijayakumar replaces Anant Gupta as the president and CEO of the company with immediate effect. Vijayakumar has been instrumental in driving the company’s infrastructure services business and is an executive sponsor for HCL’s top strategic accounts. He will continue to be based in the US closer to its clients and key technology partners strengthening execution of its strategy.
Vijayakumar, who was recently promoted as COO of the company, and has played several roles in technology, business & operational leadership positions in this business, leading up to being the president of global infrastructure services. His exaltations reflect Gupta’s in many ways, first became the president of infrastructure services, then as COO and finally took over as CEO from his predecessor Vineet Nayar.
“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 of HCL Technologies. “Vijaya 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, 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 BEYONDigital, IOT Works, cloud and cybersecurity services, sustain leadership position in the core services and achieve greater momentum in the ecosystem driven products and platform business.
“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.