Itís back to B-school for top execs at HCL Tech
ďWith succession planning being done, we need to train our senior leaders and people of a similar vintage who directly report to the CEO. So we are planning to send them for programmes to receive broader leadership experience,Ēsaid Prithvi Shergill, chief human resources officer.
Steve Cardell (head of enterprise application services), Rahul Singh (president of financial services and business services division), GH Rao (president of engineering and R&D services business) and Sanjeev Nikore (president of consumer and manufacturing services) are among executives likely to be sent for such general management programmes.
The move is timely and aligns with the recent succession planning which elevated Anant Gupta as CEO. Gupta who headed HCL's infrastructure services division was made chief operating officer last year. He took over from Vineet Nayar, who will continue as vice-chairman and joint managing director till July 2013 and as vice-chairman thereafter.
The leadership change was announced last week when the company turned in a good set of numbers for the second quarter ended December 31, 2012 with a 3.6% sequential increase in revenues (highest in five quarters) at $1.15 billion and a net profit at $177 million which was up 59.1% year-on-year and 9.7% sequentially.
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