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|Born||1967 (age 53–54)|
Tamil Nadu, India
|Alma mater||PSG College of Technology (EEE)|
|Occupation||President and CEO of HCL Technologies|
C Vijayakumar (CVK or Vijay) is the president and chief executive officer of HCL Technologies, a US$10.02 billion global technology company. Over the years, Vijay has held several technology, business and operational leadership positions at HCL and is widely recognized in the industry for his strategic thinking and impeccable execution. He is currently the Chairman of World Economic Forum's IT Governor's Community as well as a Board Member of the US-India Business Council.
Career and education
Over the years, Vijay undertook a wide portfolio of responsibilities across sales, technology, delivery and operations. He was appointed the company's chief operating officer in July 2016 and is currently responsible for leading the company's business operations globally, executing HCL's business strategy and "ensuring operational excellence company-wide".
Prior to becoming chief executive officer, Vijay was the COO of the company and president of HCL's Infrastructure Services business, a position he held since March 2015. In this capacity, he played a key role in driving business goals for the Infrastructure Services Line of Business which today contributes 40% to the total revenues of HCL Technologies. Vijay also is recognized as one of the key people who pioneered the remote infrastructure management (RIM) proposition which has today become a multibillion-dollar area of business for the information technology industry.
As the company's CEO, Vijay has spearheaded HCL's initiatives to leverage the transformative nexus of forces like Digitalization, Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence through a strategic blueprint called ‘Mode 1-2-3’. His very recent efforts on adding products and platforms to the company's portfolio have already resulted in a billion-dollar run-rate for the business, the fastest acceleration of its kind in the industry.
All these strategic bets have resulted in HCL today becoming the fastest growing large global technology company in the world for the fourth consecutive year. Vijay's personal leadership on this journey has been lauded across the industry, most recently by leading magazine, Business Today, who rated him as the ‘Best CEO of the Year, 2020’ in IT/ITES Industry. Previously he been included in the list of ‘Top 10 Disruptive CEOs’ by leading analyst group HfS.
Vijay is known for his collaborative leadership style which has been commended in the business bestseller ‘Blueprint to a billion: 7 essentials to achieve exponential growth’ as part of a case-study on HCL Technologies authored by David G. Thomson. Vijay holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical & electronics engineering from PSG College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India
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