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Executive Team


  • S. Premkumar
    Executive Vice-Chairman

    Mr. S Premkumar has been an integral part of the HCL Group for over three decades since he first joined as a Management Trainee. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of HCL Talent Care, a new initiative of the HCL Group in the Talent space. Prior to this, he was the Group CEO of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., where he worked closely with the Board and was actively involved with the transformation agenda across Strategic Go-to-Market initiatives, Customer Experience, Strategic Partnerships and Globalization. His remarkable career spans over 30 years and he had also held important leadership positions at HCL, prior to Apollo Hospitals.

    At HCL, he was one of the key business leaders for the Group and in his association of over 25 years he held leadership positions in HCL Limited, HCL Frontline and HCL Technologies. As the Senior Corporate Officer and President for HCL Technologies, he was leading Financial Services and Healthcare verticals along with strategic leadership of customer proposition innovation, alliances and partnerships as well as global expansion.

    Mr. Premkumar is a member of CII National Committee on Healthcare and helps contribute in shaping the agenda for the Healthcare sector. He is also a member of CII National Committee on Marketing. He was a member of CEOs Mission to the United States that coincided with the annual meeting of the U.S-India Strategic Dialogue. He is a much sought after speaker in Industry circles and is on the Consultant panel of some global leaders.

    Mr. Premkumar is a Charter Member and member of the Governing Council of TiE Chennai, involved with their various activities. He was one of the mentors of the TyE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) Team which won “TiE 2013 Global Business Plan Competition” representing TiE Chennai. He has also been independently mentoring young entrepreneurs. A sports enthusiast, he has been associated with Cricket in various capacities and unconnected to sports he keenly follows politics.

    Mr. Premkumar is a Master in Psychology.  A peoples' person to the core, his doctoral research has been on talent development. It is this passion that got him actively involved with the World Economic Forum, where he was part of the Global Council on Talent Mobility and Diversity.

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  • Harsh Chitale
    Managing Director & CEO

    Harsh Chitale is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HCL Infosystems Ltd. He is responsible for the overall business strategy and operations of the organisation.  

    Harsh moved to HCL Infosystems after a successful stint in Honeywell Process Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc. where he led the business for the North and South America region. Earlier he was responsible for the Strategy and Global Marketing for Honeywell Process Solutions. At Honeywell, Harsh played a leading role in driving three strategic acquisitions of Honeywell Process Solutions in Europe and Canada.

    Harsh brings a wealth of experience as a senior business leader with rich business management experience in both Indian and global companies. He has handled various large System Integration and Lifecycle services businesses.

    Before moving to the US in 2006, Harsh was the MD and CEO, Honeywell Automation India Ltd. (HAIL) (erstwhile TATA Honeywell Ltd.) where he was responsible for building the System Integration and Lifecycle Services business in India. Subsequently, he has also served as a Vice Chairman of the board of HAIL for a period of 2 years.

    Passionate about technology solutions, Harsh believes that people are the most important part of the transformation process and key to growth and success of any company.

    Harsh is a recipient of the Director’s Gold Medal at IIT Delhi, from where he completed his Electrical Engineering and thereafter started his career with TATAs in TATA Administration services (TAS).


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  • J V Ramamurthy
    President & Chief Operating Officer

    J V Ramamurthy began his career as an aeronautical engineer with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd at the Avionics Design Bureau. On deputation he has enjoyed stints with INAS Integration Organization, MOD and later SAGEM-Cergy Pontoise, France on Flight Test Integration Rigs for DARIN, Jaguar (Display Attack Ranging Enterial Navigation) system.

    He joined HCL Infosystems as Regional Customer Engineering Support Manager in 1988 and went on to head the company’s support services. In all his roles at HCL, with his keen insight and farsighted vision, he has re-engineered and redefined the business organization to optimally utilize its core strengths.

    J V Ramamurthy holds an engineering degree in Electronics & Communications, from Guindy Engineering College, and a Master’s degree in Applied Electronics from the Madras Institute of Technology, both in Chennai. He has a very warm and down to earth personality. A man of few words, he believes in open door management policy. Fluent in six different languages, he has keen interest in Indian instrumental music, Philately and Numismatics.

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  • Sandeep Kanwar
    Chief Financial Officer

    Sandeep Kanwar joined HCL Infosystems Ltd in 1988 and in a short span of 8 years progressed to the position of CFO at the young age of 35.

    A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Sandeep completed his BA Honours in Economics from Delhi University. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Sandeep is well respected amongst his colleagues and customers for his financial acumen and management skills.

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  • Rothin Bhattacharyya
    Chief Strategy Officer

    In February 2011, Rothin Bhattacharyya who holds the position of the  Chief Strategy Officer, HCL Infosystems was given the responsibility of heading Marketing, Corporate Strategy and Corporate Development. In his broader role, he will be actively involved in strategizing and planning new and innovative approaches to business to achieve corporate objectives.

    Prior to joining HCL Infosystems, Rothin has worked with industry leaders like Siemens & KPMG in diverse geographies across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific starting his professional career in 1985. His experience includes running large global multi cultural organizations of 3000+ persons, strategy consulting and investment banking.

    Rothin was also a member of the “National Steering Committee on Information Technology” constituted by the Govt. of India to advise Government on the development of IT in India. 

    He is currently

    1. Founding core group member of IDIA (Indian Defense Industries Association)
    2. Chairman of the CII Committee on Homeland Security.
    3. Member of the Working Group of the Ministry of IT who will contribute and help formulate the final recommendations of the 12th Five Year Plan for IT/ITeS.
    4. Member of the  ASSOCHAM committee on E Governance.

    Rothin’s other responsibilities include leading Investor Relations and International business  In Africa, SE Asia and emerging geographies.

    Rothin has done an advanced Management Program from ISB, Hyderabad. He has done a post graduate Diploma in Management from IMI, Delhi and graduated with Honors in Economics from Hindu College, Delhi University.



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  • Vivek Punekar
    Chief Human Resources Officer

    With over 26 years of experience in various functions, Vivek is now the Chief Human Resources Officer of the company. Vivek joined HCL Infosystems in 1986 as a trainee engineer. Over the years, Vivek has been an integral part of the growth story of HCL Infosystems. He is credited with innovative HR initiatives that have made HCL among the best companies to work for year after year.
    Vivek gained intricate knowledge of the business as he held various positions including Area Manager and Regional Manager out of Bangalore in System Support and Sales functions. From 1995 to 2001, Vivek was a part of the successful Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) of the company that tracked and hunted down new business opportunities. Parallely Vivek was also involved in HR roles and functions for his excellent acumen for managing employees and their needs. Vivek was instrumental in successfully setting up the training and development centre in Hyderabad in 1995 within a very short deadline. His appointment as the Chief HRO was a natural progression when he took over the function in 2002.
    Vivek initiated various innovative HR practices such as hiring a complete batch of non IT executives to bring in a fresh perspective and impetus to the business sales team. He introduced a new model of recruitment whereby HCL Infosystems tied up with state governments like the Government of Punjab. Such an arrangement also generated job opportunities for talented individuals from small towns. Vivek was also instrumental in conceptualizing and implementing a new and innovative structured training programme - the four dimensional framework for learning and training HCLites. The innovative programme married organizational needs with individual goals and needs. The programme is based on three strong learning platforms - iLearn - Technical & Domain trainings, iWin – Sales Training Academy and iLead - Leadership Development.
    HCL is such a large part of Vivek’s life that his loved ones often say that he was born and brought up at HCL! Vivek is an avid cricket buff who idolizes Sachin Tendulkar. Vivek hails from Belgaum, Karnataka and presently resides in Noida with his wife Amruta, son Prasanna and daughter Gauri.

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  • Bimal Das
    Joint President - Enterprise Products Distribution Business

    Bimal Das is the Joint President for Distribution business and is responsible for expanding the enterprise partner base, take niche enterprise products to market and grow the cloud distribution portfolio by partnering with leading Cloud Service Providers. Bimal is spearheading the business to become India’s leading value added distributor and plays a pivotal role in forming new alliances, building new channel and partner eco systems, which is a key part of HCL Infosystem’s growth strategy as new partnerships also garner warranty and break-fix services that enables growth in the services business.

    Bimal is a versatile professional who has over 25 years of rich and diverse experience in building and managing businesses. Prior to HCL, Bimal was the Managing Director of PT. Ingram Micro, Indonesia and has also held key positions within the same organization. Bimal's key achievements among many include building strong teams including leadership teams to build businesses, setting up the Indonesian operation of Ingram Micro and making it successful. Bimal has also worked for Tulip India Limited, Hindustan Lever Limited and Usha Rectifier Corporation Limited. Bimal's diverse experience across industries further strengthens HCL’s distribution.

    An MBA from FMS Delhi and Masters in Physics from Ravenshaw College, Orissa, Bimal was born and raised in Orissa. His wife is a homemaker and an MBA graduate. He is blessed with two daughters aged 15 & 12. Bimal is a sports enthusiast & a travel buff. He plays club cricket & badminton.            


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  • Sutikshan Naithani
    Executive Vice President and Head-Distribution Business

    Sutikshan Naithani is the Executive Vice President and Head-Distribution Business of HCL Infosystems Ltd. In his current role, Sutikshan is responsible for driving strategic and operational leadership of HCL Infosystems’ Distribution business and leads the company’s efforts towards becoming a dominant value added distribution partner in India.

    He has over 25 years of rich experience in various business functions such as business strategy, sales and marketing, product planning & management and operations. He had worked in various industries including Telecom, Consumer Durables and FMCG. Earlier, Sutikshan had also played a pivotal role in single handedly creating and driving the Nokia distribution business for HCL from 1995 till 2003. Before re-joining HCL in January 2013, he was running his own entrepreneurial venture. Prior to this, he was associated with Samsung Electronics as a Country head for their Mobile Phone division, where he was entrusted with the responsibility of establishing Samsung as a premium aspirational brand in India. He has also worked with leading brands like BPL Sanyo and Dabur, where he began his career in 1989.

    He is a graduate in commerce from University of Delhi and holds a master’s degree in Advertising & Public Relations.

    He is married to Sunita and is blessed with two daughters Sudeepti & Prisha

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  • Biswanath Bhattacharya
    Chief Executive Officer – HCL Services Ltd.

    Biswanath Bhattacharya is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HCL Services Ltd.  He will be responsible for the Services business and will play a leading role in HCL Services’ journey to achieve “Gold Standards.” across various functions. Biswanath is a proven business leader with a distinguished career spanning over 25 years including 15 years of rich experience in strategic leadership positions.  

    Prior to joining HCL, Biswanath was the Vice President and General Manager, Technology Services, Hewlett Packard, India.   

    Biswanath is an enthusiastic tennis player and passionately follows cricket. He is married to Sona who is a homemaker and they have a son, Somnath who is a cloud computing expert.

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  • Sharad Talwar
    Head – HCL Care, HCL Services Ltd.

    Sharad Talwar is the head of HCL Care, with an overall experience of over 24 years with leading companies like Convergys, Dell, GE Capital, and HCL Hewlett Packard. He had previously been associated with HCL for 11 years under various roles. He was pivotal in the launch of brands like HP Vectra, HCL Infiniti, Bean Stalk and HCL Infinet.

    Sharad is an ‘out of box thinker’ and very innovative in his management approach. In his previous assignment, Sharad headed IndiaCan, a joint venture between Educomp and Pearson. His academic credentials include a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and an engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur.

    He is married to Geeta who works as a Consultant and they are blessed with Daughter Achintya and a Son Agney.

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  • APS Bedi
    President, Enterprise Business, HCL Infotech Ltd.

    Amanpreet Singh Bedi (or APS as he is better known) is the President Enterprise Solutions of HCL Infotech, a wholly owned subsidiary of HCL Infosystems Limited. In his current role, APS is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of HCL Infotech’s Enterprise Solutions business  and leads the company’s efforts towards industrialization of the organization, execution excellence and maintenance of its  growth momentum.

    An Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, APS joined HCL in 1986. With over 27 years of  diversified experience, APS has been instrumental in building and scaling many of HCL’s businesses successfully. He has proven to be a transformational leader and has been instrumental in turning around the  businesses that he has spearheaded within HCL in multiple verticals such as Telecom, Manufacturing, BFSI, Defense, Government, Health, Travel Transportation & Logistics and Utility. Under his guidance and mentorship, HCL Infosystems has consistently achieved best in class Customer Experience, and has  been applauded in numerous industry reports and won several awards.

    APS spends his spare time reading and listening to music. He currently lives in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India with his Parents,wife and two daughters.


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  • Anand Sundaresan
    Business Head – HCL Learning, Financial Inclusion and Enterprise Application Services

    Anand is the Executive Vice President heading HCL Learning, Financial Inclusion and Enterprise Applications Services Business at HCL Infosystems.  He is a seasoned business leader with a career span of over 30 years in the technology industry. He carries a rich experience in handling Sales & Marketing across domains and verticals, driving Operations with P&L responsibility and managing large projects and teams across geographies.

    Anand’s association with the IT industry began in 1983 with DCM Data Products and thereafter with various leading organizations like NIIT Technologies, CMS and Ferranti among others. He has also had entrepreneurial stints with NextGen Communications (now an RPG Company).

    He has been associated with HCL Enterprise for a large part of his career, with more than 13 years at HCL Infosystems and 4 years at HCL Technologies. At HCL Infosystems, he led various geographies and key strategic initiatives, one among many being the SAP entry into the domestic market. At HCL Technologies, he managed large global alliances like Microsoft, EMC and IBM along with the applications business for India.

    Anand is an avid golfer and his hobbies include reading and listening to Karnatik music.  He is married to Sujata, a lawyer turned primary school teacher and they are blessed with a son, Anirudha and daughter Netra.   

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