Patni drives regional focus to accelerate growth

By : |August 10, 2009 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Patni Computer Systems, a provider in IT services, today announced key leadership appointments to its leadership team.

As part of a concerted effort to accelerate growth, the company has intensified its regional focus bringing greater synergy from its long established vertical structure, said a press release.

Patni’s regional business would now be structured into four key geographies including US, EMEA, APAC, and SAARC.

Commenting on the new appointments, Jeya Kumar, CEO, PATNI said, “Our overriding focus has been to identify growth areas and then ensure that these are followed through with the right management support. These appointments are part of that promise and a reinforced regional structure will see this vision through to fruition.”

Naresh K. Lakhanpal, has been appointed President, Patni Americas Inc., which accounts for a significant portion of the company’s revenues. Naresh has over 23 years of diverse business experience including operations, sales, engineering, product development and strategy.

Naresh was with Deloitte & Touche as Global Practice director, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice, CEO of Navigational Sciences and has held senior management positions with Tandem Computers and Ericsson.

To tap the growing opportunity in Asia Pacific, Patni has divided the region into APAC and SAARC. Asia Pacific is expected to contribute 15 p.c of global sales by 2012 and the split is aimed at maximizing the opportunity through a concerted focus in the regions. Patni’s APAC operations will be headquartered in Singapore and the SAARC operations from India.

To drive its APAC focus, V Mathivanan (Mathi) has been appointed president for the region and would lead this business from Singapore, where Patni has recently established its new regional headquarters. Mathi comes with over 30 years of experience specializing in IT with companies such as Singapore Network Services (SNS) and CrimsonLogic.

Mathi served as managing director of Singapore Network Services (SNS) and transformed the Singapore-based EDI company into CrimsonLogic, a global IT solutions and services provider expanding into operations in the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Prior to that, Mathi was vice president (IT) in Port of Singapore Authority and PSA Corporation where he led the automation and computerization of port operations for which he was awarded the coveted Public Administration Award from the President of Singapore.

The SAARC region would function independently with a growing focus on India. Deepak Khosla who was earlier head of APAC would now lead the SAARC region. Patni is bullish about its India growth and plans to strengthen its presence in the country with a focus on the Telecom, Insurance, Manufacturing and eGovernance.

Patni also recently expanded its operations in EMEA with the establishment of a new headquarters in London as well as key top-level appointments in Continental Europe. Brian Stones continues to head its EMEA operations, the release added.

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