HCL Tech loses long-serving senior executive

HCL Tech loses long-serving senior executive
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16 Jan, 2019

Arun Pai, corporate vice president and long-serving executive at HCL Technologies, has quit the Noida-based software services exporter.

“After 11 years in the current stint and nearly 20 years overall, [I have] finally decided to move on from HCL,” Pai said in a LinkedIn post.

Pai added that he would start his new role on January 21 but did not elaborate.

Email queries sent to HCL Tech seeking further details did not elicit a response till the time of publishing this report.

The development was first reported by The Economic Times

Pai, who is based out of the US, reported directly to HCL chief executive officer C Vijayakumar. He oversaw verticals including enterprise applications, automotive, industrial and general manufacturing, aerospace and defence, and transport and logistics.

An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, Pai had started his professional career as a sales manager at Philips and before joining the HCL Group five years later. He rejoined HCL in 2007 after nine years split between IT firms Headstrong and Patni Computer Systems.

HCL Technologies operates in 43 countries and has consolidated revenues of $8.2 billion for the quarter ended 30 September 2018. 

Last month, Armonk-headquartered tech giant IBM said that it was selling off select software businesses to HCL Technologies for a whopping $1.8 billion (around Rs 12,800 crore at current exchange rates).

The acquisition, if completed, will be the largest-ever by an Indian technology company.