Chennai, India, July 28, 2014: Hexaware Technologies, a leading global provider of IT, BPO and Consulting services has announced the appointment of R Srikrishna as the Chief Executive officer, effective today.
Prior to joining Hexaware, Srikrishna, popularly known as “Keech”, was President of Infrastructure and Life Sciences Businesses at HCL Technologies, a global provider of IT outsourcing solutions. He brings over 20 years of progressive experience in global information services and technology.
Srikrishna, holds an engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a Masters in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Srikirshna is an accomplished leader and was instrumental in establishing the Infrastructure Services business and growing the Lifesciences & Healthcare business for HCL. He brings a great mix of leadership, inspiration, operational experience, technical breadth, and passion for customer service. He has received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of the 2010 Young Global Leader of the Year by the World Economic Forum.
“I am proud to become a Hexawarian, and humbled by the opportunity given to me by the employees and the board to lead this great organization.” said Srikrishna. “Hexaware has a great foundation of highly talented employees, deep customer relationships and differentiated solutions. We will build on this foundation to create a powerful organization for the future; a future where insights from data, consumerism, mobility, sensors, security and cloud take centre stage.”
Chairman of Hexaware Technologies Limited Atul Nishar said, “After a thorough succession planning exercise and a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found an exceptional individual in to assume leadership of this growing organization. Keech’s track record of identifying business opportunities ahead of competition, his ability to engage clients and build an organization capable of sustained growth, make him uniquely qualified to lead Hexaware.”
P R Chandrasekar (“Sekar”) who has served as Vice Chairman and CEO will retire from the CEO role effective today and continue as Vice Chairman. The company would like to thank Sekar for the significant contribution he has made during the last 6 years in setting the right direction, energy, and structure at Hexaware. With Sekar at the helm, the company has established leadership and presence in various new geographies and verticals.
“I thank my customers, fellow Hexawarians, shareholders and the board for their excellent support during the past few years and wish them continued success in the days ahead. While I’m stepping down to pursue my personal interests, I believe the future of the IT services sector continues to be incredibly exciting. I am confident that under Keech’s leadership, Hexaware will reach greater heights.”, said P R Chandrasekar.