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HCL Tech CEO Anant Gupta quits, C Vijayakumar to succeed

Vijayakumar had been elevated to the role of COO in July this year, besides heading infrastructure services

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

C Vijaykumar and Anant Gupta
C Vijaykumar and Anant Gupta

IT services major HCL Technologies said its Chief Executive Officer Anant Gupta has put in his papers, following which the company has elevated current Chief Operating Officer C Vijayakumar to the post.

"Anant Gupta has decided to leave the company to pursue personal interests outside of HCL," it said in a statement.

It added that the company was elevating C Vijayakumar as the President and CEO of the company with immediate effect.

"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," HCL Technologies Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Shiv Nadar said.

To increase momentum of the 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, he added.

Vijayakumar will continue to be based in the US. He had been elevated to the role of COO in July this year, taking on additional responsibility, besides heading infrastructure services.

First Published: Fri, October 21 2016. 11:18 IST