C. Vijayakumar

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, HCL Tech

C Vijayakumar (CVK or Vijay) is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of HCL Technologies (HCLTech), a US$ 11.79 billion global technology company. Led by 210,000+ professionals working across 52 countries around the globe, HCLTech helps forward looking enterprises re–imagine their businesses through transformative technology solutions and services.

As the company’s CEO & MD, Vijay has spearheaded HCLTech’s strategy 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 recent efforts on adding products and platforms to the company’s portfolio have now created a new billion dollar business for the company.

Vijay’s personal leadership on this journey has been lauded across the industry with leading business magazine, Business Today, rating him as the ‘Best CEO of the Year, 2020’ in IT/ITES Industry. Previously he has been included in the list of ‘Top 10 Disruptive CEOs’ by industry analyst group, HfS.

Vijay joined HCL nearly three decades back as a member of the core team that designed and implemented India’s first ever fully automated trading network at the National Stock Exchange. Previously, as President of HCLTech’s Infrastructure Services Business, he led its exponential growth and market dominance over the years. As part of the founding team of its wholly owned subsidiary HCL Comnet, he and the team are widely credited with having founded the Remote Infrastructure Management proposition which is today a multi-billiondollar global industry.

Over the years, Vijay has held several technology, business & operational leadership positions at HCLTech and is widely recognized in the industry for his strategic thinking and impeccable execution. He is currently member of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governor’s Community, a Board Member of the US-India Business Council and a member of WSJ’s CEO Council

Vijay is deeply invested in promoting sustainable business practices, efforts which have resulted in HCLTech being ranked No. 1 in India on ESG metrics in leading investment and financial services group, Edelweiss’s annual ‘ESG Scorecard & Rating, 2021’ and named
‘Corporate Citizen of the Year’ 2021 by The Economic Times

Known for his hands-on approach, Vijay’s leadership style has been commended in the business bestseller ‘Blueprint to a billion: 7 essentials to achieve exponential growth’ by management guru David G. Thomson.

Vijay is a graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from P.S.G. College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India and lives in New Jersey in the USA.

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