Sundararajan Mahalingam

President - Strategy, HCL Corporation

Sundar is the President - Strategy at HCL Corporation and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He has been responsible for building the HCL brand over the last decade in its journey to becoming a $12.1 billion, 219,000 people strong enterprise.

He is a core member of the Shiv Nadar Foundation Team and has worked from inception on many of its diverse initiatives, including VidyaGyan, a leadership academy for the rural underprivileged, meritorious students; the Shiv Nadar University, a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation, and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, India’s largest private philanthropic museum with the vision to take art to the common public.

His professional experience spans over 30 years in various roles in technology marketing, advertising and strategy planning. Prior to joining HCL, he led the strategic marketing and communication initiatives at various technology organizations like Microsoft and Hexaware Technologies. He also worked with J. Walter Thompson in communication strategy development for several years.

Sundar earned his B. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, and a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Sundar is married with two children and resides in Noida. His interests include sports and fitness.

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