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Birlasoft appoints Mindtree’s co-founder Anjan Lahiri as its new CEO

The CK Birla Group, a USD 1.6 billion diversified business conglomerate has announced the appointment of Anjan Lahiri as the new Chief Executive Officer of its global IT services firm Birlasoft. Anjan Lahiri, who is the co-founder of Mindtree, will be responsible for refining company’s capabilities in the emerging areas of cloud and analytics.

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He will also be responsible for driving synergies with the global clientele that contain numerous Fortune 500 companies across banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors.

In addition to this, Lahiri, who will be based at the company’s headquarter in Noida UP, will lead an overall workforce of over 4,000 employees to steer Birlasoft in its phase of growth.

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.”

Acknowledging 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.”

Lahiri started his career with Wipro Infotech in 1987 and then joined Cambridge Technology Partners(CTP). After four years, along with ex-colleagues from Wipro and CTP, he founded Mindtree.

Those who are unaware, Mindtree is one of India’s leading mid-sized IT services company.

Later, in 2013, he moved on from Mindtree to take on new challenges. Until recently, he was the CEO of the Bangalore based Sasken Communications Technologies.

As far as his qualification is concerned, he is an alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, (part of CK Birla group) where he earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering.

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