New Delhi, India, December 3, 2015: NIIT Ltd has announced the appointment of Mr. Amit Kaul as National Business Development Head, Corporate Learning – India. Amit will be responsible for taking NIIT’s managed training services business to the next level in the Indian markets, in line with the company’s global expertise in this field.
Corporate Training Outsourcing is growing steadily as witnessed by NIIT’s global customer base revenue growing at a robust 15% per year. The International Corporate Learning Group (CLG) that contributes 62% to the overall revenue of NIIT, offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, India and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of MTS includes Custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, Advisory Services, and Source-Train-Hire Services.
The challenging global economic environment has forced companies to focus on areas where costs can be reduced and variable-ised while not compromising on real learning outcomes. One of the last bastions of outsourcing is Training. While NIIT’s focus to date has been on US & EU, as the benefits of training outsourcing catch-on in India, the same trends are emerging here. NIIT perceives a huge potential for industry-aligned, globally benchmarked corporate learning solutions in the country.
Corporate Learning in India contributed ~9% of NIIT’s global revenues in Q2 FY16. NIIT is already working with leading Indian corporates like Cognizant, ICICI, Genpact, Reliance, Vodafone, Maruti-Suzuki, E&Y among many other blue-chip Indian & MNC firms in the country, offering Technology Training, Sales Enablement Training, Soft Skills Training and Source-Train-Hire services across sectors. With the recent launch of StackRoute, NIIT has also reinforced its leadership position as a pioneer in meeting the future skill needs of the IT sector.
With a proven global track record and strategic partnerships with many Fortune 500 clients in US & EU; with over 600 Global Specialist Training Partners across a wide range of subject domains; with a pool of over 1000 trainers deployable globally; and with the world’s largest content development facility, NIIT can bring the best of breed training services to meet the needs of discerning corporate customers in India, across all domains and entire range of training services, with a focus on large local and MNC firms.
The appointment of Mr. Amit Kaul is a strategic move by NIIT to replicate the success of its global experience, garnered with leading Fortune 500 companies, in the Indian market. Built on the sound principles of ‘Running Training like a Business’, NIIT’s Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realize measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact. This will make Corporate Training in India, another significant growth and profitability driver for NIIT.
Welcoming Amit Kaul as National Business Development Head, Corporate Learning – India, NIIT Ltd., Mr. Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd. said, “We have been studying the corporate training outsourcing market in India very closely. With the prevailing MNC culture and changing demands of the work environment, corporates in India perceive a growing need for outsourcing corporate training to the experts. NIIT has been a key player in corporate training outsourcing in India, and with Amit on board we hope to develop this business manifold in India. I welcome Amit to the NIIT family and wish him success in his endeavours.”
Amit Kaul brings with him 18 years of rich industry experience in enterprise & institutional sales, sales management, business development, ecosystem management, strategic planning in IT and executing large deals. In his last assignment, Amit has worked as Director and Business Head, SAP, leading the SAP BFSI line of business across Indian subcontinent. Amit was responsible for revenue achievement, margin profitability, sales management and developing the business, market and ecosystem. Prior to that, Amit worked with large MNC’s including Siemens, Intel and Dell.
Speaking on joining NIIT as National Business Development Head, Corporate Learning – India, Amit Kaul said, “I am pleased to take on this role, and excited about the possibilities that lie in the future. Bringing my experience of corporate sales on a platform of a trusted brand like NIIT, I look forward to working with the team and creating a truly world class offering in the Corporate Learning Solutions space in India.”
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