The 76-year-old veteran Shiv Nadar has stepped down as the MD of HCL tech. He, however, will remain as chairman emeritus & strategic advisor. C Vijayakumar, the CEO and President will be taking over his role as MD for five years. HCL was the third-highest earner in FY21 in India with a revenue of $10.18 bn. Relieved from his duties as the MD, Nadar will now be focusing on philanthropy and on building his Shiv Nadar Foundation.
HCL Technologies, to drive and accelerate its presence in Asia, has appointed Joonho Moon as country sales head of South Korea. Terry Tai has been appointed to the same position for Taiwan business. And Nguyen Ha Tuan will lead the sales team in Vietnam. Before joining HCL, Joonho Moon worked for over 20 years at Samsung SDS in various leadership positions.
Nuvoco Vistas Corp has a new CIO, Abhijit Bhalerao. The responsibility of Bhalerao, in the Nirma Group company, involve being in close contact with businesses and partners, making strategic decisions for improving the company’s Information systems, IT infrastructure, and assets. With vast experience in various leadership roles that spans over two decades, Bhalerao has worked with EY, HCL, Aegis Limited, and Raymond Limited in the past.
HCL technologies have increased their investment in the UK to strengthen the Indo-UK bond. The Noida, India headquartered company plans to hire 1,000 fresh techies for the role of digital transformation, cloud, AI, and cybersecurity. HCL has also welcomed UK’s aid to India amidst the Covid-19 crisis. The tech firm has over 3500 employees in the UK who support over 50 clients in the country. It is among the top employer in the UK for the 15th time in a row.
HCL Technologies is moving priority workload to outside India to ensure business continuity amid the surge of COVID cases. HCL’s President and CEO C Vijayakumar told PTI that “Some geographies have established and their vaccination levels are very high, so they are taking a little more load”. HCL’s 30% workers are based out of India. The tech firm has also set up a COVID helpline, having 25 doctors and 20 nurses, for its employees.
HCL Tech has opened a new innovation centre in Canada to deliver advanced tech solutions to its global client to accelerate its digital transformation journeys. The Noida based firm also plans to create 2,000 jobs in Canada in the next three years. Joelien Jose, EVP & Country Head – Canada, HCL Tech said that the centre will provide next-gen services like digital and analytics solutions, cloud consulting and migration, cybersecurity, IT infrastructure and apps services.
HCL Tech is planning to hire 1,000 freshers and experienced professionals at Nagpur facility. Professionals should have work experience between 2-20 years in Java, Salesforce, Mulesoft, PLM and Automation. It would create an IT development centre to recruit, train and employ local talent and pursue careers in ERS, apps and infrastructure management services. HCL, having 1.59 employees, has nurtured over 15,000 candidates in last 4 years.
HCL Technologies has signed a five-year digital workplace services agreement with Airbus. The Noida based firm, as a part of the agreement, using its HCL’s Fluid Workplace Model will modernise Aibus’s digital workplace by deploying the latest digital tech to simplify Airbus’ existing IT processes and optimisation of delivery costs, using unique end-to-end management services to cover the information and operational technology landscape.