NIIT Technologies appoints Sudhir Singh as CEO designate

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Leading global IT solutions organisation NIIT Technologies has appointed Sudhir Singh as Chief Executive Officer designate.

He joins the company from Genpact where he was the Chief Operating Officer of IT Services and Capital Markets Business, the company said.

"With his grounding in the consumer industry, experience across large and medium organisations, 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," Arvind Thakur, Chief Executive Officer and Joint Managing Director, NIIT Technologies, said.

He played a key role in the acquisition and subsequent integration of Headstrong Technologies between 2012-2014 as Senior Vice-President and Managing Director of the integrated Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets Business.

Prior to Genpact, Singh 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.

Singh started his career at Hindustan Lever (Unilever) in 1995. His six years at Lever included successful stints as a Senior Brand Manager and Sales Manager.

He joins the company 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. Thakur will transition his current CEO related responsibilities systematically to Singh during the year.

Singh is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and the Indian Institute of Technology, (BHU) Varanasi.