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The Board of NIIT Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Rahul Keshav Patwardhan as CEO designate of the company. Rahul has joined the company on October 6, 2014 and would take over from Vijay Thadani as CEO from April 1, 2015.

Mr. Rahul Keshav Patwardhan is a Production Engineer with an MBA from IIM Calcutta. He joined NIIT in 1984 from IIMC campus and began his career in Management Consulting, Corporate & Individual IT Training and Software Services. Rahul Patwardhan has earlier worked with NIIT group for close to 20 years. He was the President of Europe & APAC Software Business in NIIT Technologies Ltd. during his last assignment in 2004. From 2005, he served as CEO of Logica's India Offshore unit in Bangalore. He also served as the Global Director of Applications Management delivery across Logica Worldwide.

The NIIT Board also approved changes to take place at the beginning of the next financial year., i.e. with effect from April 1, 2015. Vijay Thadani shall become Vice Chairman and Managing Director. P Rajendran, who was the Chief Operating officer of NIIT would become the joint Managing Director.