HCL Technologies Ltd. announced on Monday the appointment of Vanitha Narayanan as an Additional Director on the Board of directors, who shall hold office as an Independent Director of the Company. With the addition of Vanitha, the HCL board of directors includes four women directors.
Vanitha is a senior global executive and board leader and has a successful track record spanning three decades in technology and telecommunications.
She retired in 2020, after working for 30 years at IBM, where she held multiple vital roles leading large businesses in the US, Asia-Pacific, and India. The positions held by Vanitha at IBM include MD and Chairman of IBM India and other leadership roles in the global communications and telecommunications industries.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson, HCL Technologies welcoming Vanitha, said, “I am pleased to welcome Vanitha to the HCL board of directors. She brings the rich and diverse experience of navigating organizations through digital transformation journeys.”
Vanitha Narayanan played an essential role as a leader and influencer across many industry bodies. Vanitha became the first female chairperson of the American Chamber of Commerce in India. She also served as a member of the National Executive Board and was on the executive council of NASSCOM.
Vanitha Narayanan said, “HCL has been the flagbearer of India’s technology sector, and the company’s growth and innovation journey is remarkable.”
She further added, “Joining HCL is a great honor, and I would like to thank the Board of directors for considering me for the role. HCL Technologies‘ deep-rooted belief to be a sustainable and responsible business helped immensely to my decision. I am excited to be a part of the continuing success story of HCL.”
She was named one of the ‘Most Powerful Women’ in Business in India by Fortune India and Business India, one of the 12 Global Indian Super Women of 2016 by CXOToday. She was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Letters by the LNM Institute of Information Technology.