Prasad Thrikutam
Prasad Thrikutam
Independent Director
Prasad Thrikutam is dynamic and innovative executive with an exemplary record of business success in both large public companies and medium sized Founder led private companies. He has 25+ years of experience as C-suite Executive in Consulting and technology service industry.
He is currently Founder and CEO for and on the Advisory Board of TrueNorth Managers LLP one of India’s largest PE companies.
Mr. Thrikutam was the President and Global Head-Applications and Digital Business at Dell Services from 2014 to 2017. He was also the CTO responsible for strategy and business innovation for Dell across various business of Dell Technologies. He helped turn around the Dell services Business and was the key Exces that helped the divestiture at a 3+b valuation to NTT.
Mr. Thrikutam joined Dell in 2014 from Infosys where he held various key leadership roles from 1995 to 2014. He worked alongside the founders to scale Infosys from a USD 27m Company to a 10+b global brand. In the 19 y when he left Infosys, he was part of the C-suite and an executive committee member responsible for ˜25% of the Company’s total operating margins heading several key verticals Bus globally; he was also the Head of Infosys Americas (65% of Infosys’s revenue).Prior to that, he led the high-tech and discrete manufacturing P&L globally.
His main expertise is in scaling medium sized business to large, highly differentiated and profitable business. He helped start several new businesses for Infosys and Dell including Consulting, Digital and new verticals like Retail, Oil & Gas etc each of these are today multiple billion $ businesses for the Companies. He is a thought leader with unique ability to drive CEO level engagement and excels at connecting several business and technology trends to articulate a comprehensive and winning business strategy. He has demonstrated this in every one of his roles in the past 25+ years.
He has a strong industry network across several technology and services firms globally; having led several vertical businesses globally. He understands the unique challenges and opportunities across Hi-Tech, manufacturing, Oil & Gas, utilities, transportation, health-care, insurance, hospitality and services industries.
Throughout his career, he has built globally diverse teams and inspired them to be highly cohesive and successful teams. He enjoys identifying and nurturing future leaders and has mentored several leaders including CEOs in his role as a board member.
From 2006-2014, Mr. Thrikutam served on several boards – this includes Infosys BPO (700+m), Infosys China (150+m) and Infosys Public Services (120+m); he also served on the Board of Energetics, a leading global energy business based in Houston.