NIIT Technologies Limited has announced the appointment of Sudhir Singh as CEO designate. He joins the company from Genpact where he was the Chief Operating Officer of the IT Services & Capital Markets Business. He played a key role in the acquisition and subsequent integration of Headstrong Technologies between 2012-2014 as Sr. VP and Managing Director of the integrated Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets business.
Prior to Genpact, Sudhir spent close to a decade with Infosys in the US in various sales and client portfolio management roles as part of their Banking and Capital Markets Business leadership team. He founded and headed Infosys’ Global Payments and Cards Practice, and was an invitee to the Infosys Management Committee.
Sudhir started his career at Hindustan Lever (Unilever) in 1995. His six years at Levers included successful stints as a Senior Brand Manager and Sales Manager. He was a recipient of the prestigious Chairman’s Award for ‘exceptional performance’.
Speaking on the appointment Arvind Thakur, CEO & Joint MD NIIT Technologies, said, “With his grounding in the consumer industry, experience across large and medium organizations, global exposure, understanding of multiple service lines, and involvement with M&A, Sudhir is ideally suited to take our company on to its next level of growth”.
Sudhir joins NIIT Technologies at a time when the industry is undergoing a transition and the company is successfully transforming itself to embrace new opportunities around digital services. He would be based in the US and shall report to Arvind Thakur. Arvind will transition his current CEO related responsibilities systematically to Sudhir during the year.
“I am delighted to be associated with NIIT, a brand which has contributed immensely to the growth of the IT industry, and be a part of NIIT Technologies which has taken all the right steps to transform and scale its digital business”, said Sudhir Singh. “I look forward to be a part of the company’s growth story as we address the very exciting and fast changing landscape of our industry”, he added.
Sudhir is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and the Indian Institute of Technology, (BHU) Varanasi.