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L&T hires a couple of dozen Cognizant execs


BENGALURU: Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has employed almost a dozen senior executives from Cognizant after the latter had a management shakeup to reinvigorate the organisation. The main hires comply with final 12 months’s acquisition of Mindtree, indicating that the $21 billion engineering conglomerate has massive plans to scale its IT enterprise.
L&T Infotech (LTI), one in every of L&T’s a number of know-how arms, has employed three Cognizant executives. These embody Vikash Gaur, who has joined as EVP and head of cloud, knowledge and digital. Gaur, who was VP of world supply head & digital engineering at Cognizant, joined in June. Archana Ramanakumar has joined as EVP and world supply head for shopper (pharma, media and tech). Banwari Agarwal joined in April as EVP. Agarwal spent 21 years at Cognizant and most lately was the worldwide enterprise head of enterprise companies, strategic engagements and options for digital operations.
The size-up experience of those executives might assist the mid-sized LTI ramp up quicker. LTI has $1.5 billion in income.
L&T has additionally employed Cognizant leaders for its new strategic initiative known as L&T-NxT, which focuses on delivering digital outcomes for world clients centered on vitality & utilities, transportation & logistics, civil infrastructure, and course of & discrete manufacturing industries.
In August, Deepak Parameswaran was appointed because the chief business officer of L&T-NxT. At Cognizant he was VP of digital programs and know-how and had a virtually 15-year stint with the agency. Final 12 months, L&T appointed Ajay S Bhutoria as CEO of L&T-NxT and Aan Chauhan as its CTO. An e-mail despatched to L&T on the appointment didn’t elicit a response.
A number of different Cognizant executives have joined L&T and its group firms on the VP degree.
Cognizant’s modifications below CEO Brian Humphries have led to a lot of executives leaving. Many are rapidly discovering jobs in smaller firms taking a look at scale-up experience.


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