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HCL appoints C Vijay Kumar as new CEO, to acquire Butler America Aerospace

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HCL Technologies has announced the appointment of C Vijay Kumar as the new President and Chief Executive Officer taking over from Anant Kumar who is transitioning to pursue personal interests. The IT services major has also entered into an agreement

Tata Cliq appoints Vikas Purohit as COO

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Tata Group’s business arm, Tata Cliq, has hired an experienced player to lead the commercial and seller management function. Vikas Purohit, the former head of Amazon’s fashion vertical and Paytm executive has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at

Hyperloop One raises $50mn, appoints former Uber CFO Brent Callinicos

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Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Technologies better known for its futuristic transportation system has raised $50 million in convertible-debt financing in a round led by DP World Group of Dubai. The company also announced hiring of Uber Technologies Inc.’s former chief financial

Cyanogen appoints former COO Lior Tal as the CEO, adopts new MOD approach

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Cyanogen, which was recently in news for laying off 20 percent of its workforce has appointed the former COO Lior Tal as new CEO, while the co-founder and CEO Kirt McMaster will be shifting to an “Executive Chairman” role. Cyanogen,

Mukesh Bansal joins Swiggy & Rivigo as strategic advisor

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Myntra founder, Mukesh Bansal has joined food-delivery startup Swiggy and logistics firm Rivigo as a strategic advisor on the company’s board. Bansal, who sold Myntra to Flipkart in one of the biggest e-commerce acquisitions in 2014, held a key leadership

Uber poaches senior Target executive to lead global operations

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Uber Technologies Inc has poached US retailer Target’s chief marketing officer Jeff Jones to help lead the growing ride-services company and reshape its image. Jones will be joining the San-Francisco, California-based ride-sharing company as a deputy to the Chief Executive

Intel Security names Anand Ramamoorthy as India & SAARC MD

BANGALORE, INDIA: Intel Security assigned Intel’s Director, Sales & Marketing, South Asia, Anand Ramamoorthy as its new Managing Director India and SAARC. Anand takes over from Jagdish Mahapatra, who is heading the Channels & Alliances business in the APAC region

Uber adds three big names to its top level management

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With no more competition on the China front, as expected Uber is now pouring in immense resources in India to ramp up its management team. The American ride-hailing service is bulking up its business development, engineering and communication teams to

Can Pekka Rantala – former CEO, Angry Birds-maker Rovio resurrect Nokia?

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Nokia, which was once people’s preferred choice in the smartphone segment wants to regain some of its lost ground. In a bid to revive its old legacy, the company has signed a brand agreement with home-brewed Finnish manufacturer, HMD Global,

Dassault Systèmes appoints Samson Khaou as India MD

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Dassault Systèmes  has appointed Samson Khaou as the Managing Director of its India Geo. Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, who has been the India MD over the last five years will be taking over a new role as Vice

LeEco’s CEO takes over as the new chairman of Coolpad

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After launching Super3 series Ecosystem TV in India, Chinese tech giant LeEco has appointed its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jia Yueting as Chairman of another leading Chinese smartphone player Coolpad aiming to strengthen its stronghold in emerging markets like

Sanjay Malik to lead Nokia business in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Nokia today announced the appointment of Sanjay Malik as Head of India market, effective August 1, 2016. Sanjay is currently Head of Network Implementation (NI) at Nokia Global Services and is credited with efficiently driving growth and

PayPal promotes Anupam Pahuja as India MD

BANGALORE, INDIA: PayPal has promoted Anupam Pahuja as the Managing Director and Country Manager for India. Anupam has been with the company for over six years, heading technology for APAC. As the MD & Country Manager for India, Anupam will

Adobe’s Umang Bedi to join Facebook as India MD

BANGALORE, INDIA: Adobe’s Umang Bedi will join Facebook India as Managing Director in July 2016. He will lead in building and maintaining strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country. He will take over from Kirthiga Reddy,

Adobe names Kulmeet Bawa as new MD for South Asia

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Adobe has promoted India Sales Head, Kulmeet Bawa as Managing Director for South Asia effective from June  24, 2016. He will taking over from Umang Bedi, who is leaving Adobe after five years of service. Kulmeet will

Rajiv Bhalla joins Barco as India MD

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Visualization technology company, Barco has announced the appointment of Rajiv Bhalla as India MD. Rajiv is an industry veteran, with more than 22 years of senior leadership experience in technology organizations like Thomson Consumer Electronics, Microsoft, NEC

HPE’s Sunil K Thakur joins BMC Software as country manager

PUNE, INDIA: BMC Software has appointed Sunil Kumar Thakur as Country Manager for its India operations. Sunil will lead the team that will help realize BMC’s Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) strategy in India. India is an important market for the

Tech Mahindra MD Gurnani is the new NASSCOM chairman

HYDERABAD, INDIA: Tech Mahindra MD & CEO CP Gurnani has been appointed as the new Chairman of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). He succeeds BVR Mohan Reddy, who served as Chairman of NASSCOM for 2015-16. CP Gurnani

Srinivas Kandula is the new CEO of Capgemini India

MUMBAI, INDIA: Capgemini India today announced the appointment of Srinivas Kandula as the CEO effective from January 1, 2016. Kandula replaces the former CEO Aruna Jayanthi, who has moved to a global role within the Group. Kandula also joins the

Pulse co-founder Akshay Kothari takes over as new head of LinkedIn India

BANGALORE, INDIA: LinkedIn has appointed Akshay Kothari as Country Manager for India. LinkedIn’s country manager, Nishant Rao quit the company in October last year. Kothari will report to LinkedIn’s APAC Managing Director, Olivier Legrand. Kothari has been with LinkedIn since