New Delhi, April 20, 2015: The CK Birla Group, a USD 1.6 billion diversified business conglomerate, today announced the appointment of Anjan Lahiri as the Chief Executive Officer of its global IT services firm Birlasoft. Passionate about driving an organization’s vision and culture change, Anjan Lahiri is a globally recognized information services expert and one of the co-founders of Mindtree.
Anjan Lahiri, who will be based at the company’s headquarter in Noida UP, will lead a global workforce of over 4,000 employees to steer Birlasoft in its phase of growth. He will also be responsible to bolster the company’s capabilities in the emerging areas of Cloud and Analytics, and to drive synergies with the global clientele that include several Fortune 500 companies across banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors.
Commenting on Anjan Lahiri’s appointment, Amita Birla, Chairman, Birlasoft said, “Birlasoft is going through an interesting growth phase, and Anjan’s appointment comes at the right time. He brings with him a rich experience of growing organizations. His ability to lead high performing teams to the next level of excellence and maturity will benefit our organization. Furthermore, with Anjan we aim to make our delivery teams more agile to changes emerging from end customer behaviour and enable our customers to transform and align to their business goals.”
Speaking about his appointment as the CEO of Birlasoft, Anjan Lahiri said: “What I most covet in an organization is its culture and values embodied by its people. A knowledge company’s entire product comes from the intellect of its people who stand on a foundation of values. I resonated strongly with the values of the CK Birla group, the competency of Birlasoft, and the opportunities that the fast changing IT landscape will provide to nimble organizations in the future. I am privileged to be part of this rich legacy and exciting future.”
Anjan Lahiri began his career with Wipro Infotech in 1987 and then joined Cambridge Technology Partners. In 1991, along with ex-colleagues from Wipro and Cambridge Technology Partners, Anjan founded Mindtree and helped it grow into one of India’s leading mid-sized IT services companies, setting up offices in London, New Jersey and San Jose. He moved on from Mindtree in 2013 to take on new challenges. Until recently, he was the CEO of the Bangalore based Sasken Communications Technologies. At Sasken, Anjan personally led the revival of growth in the company’s top customers through a foray into newer services and a revamped leadership team.
An alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Anjan earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering. The Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, is part of the CK Birla group. He also holds an MBA from the University of Florida, Gainesville USA.
A Morse code enthusiast, Anjan was the head of the HAM radio club at his university. He is a member the Young Presidents Organization, the premier global peer network of Chief Executives globally. He counts reading and running as part of his hobbies, and loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters, aged 13 and 10.
Birlasoft, part of USD 1.6 billion diversified CK Birla Group, enables clients in Manufacturing, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, and Healthcare industries become competitive in their business by providing value based information technology services: in onshore, offshore and near-shore models. Birlasoft’s portfolio of services includes Enterprise Application Services, Custom Application Services and Specialized services like Testing, Analytics and Mobility. Birlasoft’s robust delivery processes embrace digitized project management methodologies, embedded within proven practices of Six Sigma, SEI CMMI Level 5 and a secure services framework. Birlasoft has presence across US, UK, Europe, APAC including India.
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The CK Birla Group is a US$1.6 billion diversified conglomerate that has over the years developed a strong footprint in manufacturing, engineering, technology, hospitals and education. With over 20,000 employees, 30 manufacturing facilities and a customer base that includes some of the world’s best known companies, the CK Birla Group’s businesses are present across five continents.
The Group’s Companies in sectors of Technology and Automotive are: AVTEC, Birlasoft, GMMCO, NEI and Neosym. These companies are leaders in manufacturing products for the automotive and related industries globally. The Groups’ manufacturing capability is further strengthened through its Home and Building solutions companies: HIL, Orient Cement, Orient Electric and Orient Paper. These companies manufacture everyday usage products like paper, fans, kitchen and home appliances, building materials like cement, low weight blocks and panels, pipes and fibre roofing sheets.
The CK Birla Group has two hospitals in Kolkata: CMRI, a multi-specialty hospital with and BM Birla Heart Research Centre: the first NABH accredited research and treatment centre for heart disease. The CK Birla Group has presence in the Education sector through Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra at Ranchi and Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata and Rukmani Birla Modern High School, Jaipur.
The CK Birla Group is deeply committed to creating sustainable positive impact. It allocates significant resources to philanthropic initiatives; including those in Science and Technology, Art and Culture, and heritage preservation. The Group also works to improve the livelihoods of rural and underprivileged communities.
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