Birlasoft Appoints Manjunath Kygonahally as Chief Executive Officer for Rest of the World Region

Noida, Pune (India), and Edison (N.J.), January 2, 2024: Birlasoft Ltd [BSE: 532400, NSE: BSOFT], part of the USD 2.9 billion diversified C.K. Birla Group, announced the appointment of Manjunath Kygonahally (Manju) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Rest of the World (ROW) region, effective January 2, 2024. He will be based in the UK.
Manju would be responsible for all business and strategic growth initiatives in the ROW region, comprising of all regions outside of the Americas. Manju is a seasoned services industry professional with diversified industry expertise spanning Market Strategy, Business Development, Service Delivery, and Operations. With a strong foundation in P&L and client relationship management, Manju has adeptly built high performing teams, demonstrating a proven track record across the United States, United Kingdom & Ireland, and Europe.
Commenting on Manju’s appointment, Angan Guha, CEO and Managing Director, Birlasoft, said, "On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire Birlasoft family, I extend a warm welcome to Manju. He possesses an exceptional leadership record, a unique knack for fostering lasting client relationships, and has successfully guided large-scale digital transformation programs. We are on a positive growth trajectory and well-positioned to continue building on our strong momentum. I am certain that Manju's addition to our leadership team will further reinforce Birlasoft's commitment to be bold, agile, and ambitious and drive our next phase of growth."
In his previous role, Manju was leading the Communications, Media & Entertainment (CMT) business for Cognizant’s Global Growth Markets based out of London. Over his twenty-five-year tenure, he held multiple leadership positions, where he conceptualized and spearheaded numerous strategic programs across various business units.
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