Mindtree elevates Natarajan as executive chairman; appoints Rostow Ravanan as CEO, MD

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New Delhi | Updated: January 19, 2016 10:32 AM

Mid-sized IT firm Mindtree today announced a top-management reshuffle, naming Rostow Ravanan as its CEO and Managing Director.

the move will see current chief Krishnakumar Natarajan moving on to the role of Executive Chairman with co-founder Subroto Bagchi stepping down from the position. (PTI)The move to appoint Rostow Ravanan as Mindtree’s new CEO and managing director will see current chief Krishnakumar Natarajan moving on to the role of Executive Chairman with co-founder Subroto Bagchi stepping down from the position. (Photo: PTI)

Mid-sized IT firm Mindtree on Monday announced a top-management reshuffle, naming Rostow Ravanan as its CEO and Managing Director.

Effective April 1, the move will see current chief Krishnakumar Natarajan moving on to the role of Executive Chairman with co-founder Subroto Bagchi stepping down from the position.

Bagchi will continue on the Board as a non-executive director.

“This is the culmination of a year-long succession planning exercise that the Board had undertaken after carefully considering several candidates,” Natarajan said in a conference call.

He added that both internal and external candidates were considered for the positions.
“We believe that Mindtree with a stellar management team is fully ready for the opportunities and the challenges ahead,” he said.

Earlier this month, Mindtree’s larger rival Wipro had also announced a senior-level rejig appointing Abidali Neemuchwala in place of T K Kurien.

IT services firms are looking at leveraging the latest technologies including digital and automation to help clients and these restructuring moves are part of the effort to stay ahead of competitors.

Ravanan, 44, has been serving as the Head for Europe, Service Lines and Key Accounts since April 2014. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Mindtree.

“I am very honoured and humbled at being named to lead one of the most valuable and respected IT services companies. It will be my endeavor to build further on this legacy and take the organisation to greater heights on the strength of a stellar leadership team,” Rostow said.

Natarajan said Mindtree is on a strong footing today to explore newer opportunities.

“I would be focusing my energies towards making Mindtree a significant global player by the year 2020,” he said.

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