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Syntel appoints Nitin Rakesh as CEO and President

He replaces Prashant Ranade who is moving to a higher role as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nasdaq-listed software firm has appointed as the chief executive officer with effect from April 21, 2014.

He replaces who is moving to a higher role as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Inc effective April 21.

Previously, Rakesh worked as President of Americas, Business Development and Near Shoring Centre.

"The Company's Board of Directors has appointed to the positions of CEO and President, succeeding Mr. Ranade effective April 21, 2014," said in a statement.

Ranade, the current CEO and President, will become the Executive Vice Chairman of Syntel Inc's Board of Directors effective April 21, 2014, it added.

Before rejoining Syntel, Nitin served as CEO and Managing Director of Financial services firm Motilal Oswal Asset Management company.

In his earlier innings with Syntel, he developed and led the firm's Knowledge Process Outsourcing business from 2002 until 2008, playing a pivotal role in building KPO into a high performing service line.

"This is truly an exciting time for our company as we help our customers navigate complexity and change," Syntel Chairman and co-founder Bharat Desai said.

Founded in 1980, Syntel provides integrated information technology and KPO solutions spanning business and information systems and processes. It employs over 22,900 people globally with over 16,000 employees operating from India.

First Published: Fri, February 07 2014. 16:14 IST