Bangalore, India, June 6, 2014: Dell Services today announced the appointment of Prasad Thrikutam as president and global head, Application Services. Thrikutam, a 22-year industry veteran who joins Dell from Infosys, will lead a global team of nearly 10,000 employees responsible for driving Dell’s Application Services business across all vertical industry segments. He will report to Suresh Vaswani, president of Dell Services, and will be based at Dell Services’ headquarters in Plano.
Mr. Thrikutam previously spent 18 successful years in multiple executive leadership roles at Infosys. He was formerly head of Infosys Americas and the global head for the $1.4 billion Energy, Utilities, Telecom and Services business unit. He was a senior member of the Infosys Executive Council and served on the boards of Infosys BPO, Infosys China and Infosys Public Services, and served as the global head for Strategic Sales, Marketing and Alliances.
Chairman and CEO of Dell Michael Dell said, “This is an important time for Dell as well as for the IT services industry. Our Application Services business that Prasad will lead presents a great opportunity for Dell as we help our customers modernize and take advantage of digital transformation opportunities. “Prasad is a proven leader who joins a strong Services executive team. His addition to Dell’s leadership is another example of the investments we’re making in growing the Services business.”
“Dell’s strategy of providing end-to-end solutions that combines its technology strengths, entrepreneurial spirit, deep industry expertise and client centricity is a powerful mix. I am excited about being part of this journey and working with Dell’s talented team to help drive its strategy,” said Mr. Thrikutam.
“I am thrilled to have Prasad join my leadership team. Over the last few years, we have built an application services powerhouse,” said Mr. Vaswani. “We continue to invest in innovative capabilities that resonate with the top priorities of our customers — developing next generation applications to leverage digital technologies, legacy modernization and SaaS-based services. Prasad’s impressive strategic expertise and his proven experience in driving industry-leading growth and margins across multiple verticals globally will help Dell continue to grow and help our customers as they transform their business.”
Mr. Thrikutam takes on this role from Ashutosh Vaidya, who moves into a full-time position as head of Global Delivery for Dell Services. Mr. Thrikutam will join Dell July 28.