Hyderabad/ NOIDA : HCL Technologies Ltd (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced the appointment of Ms. Vanitha Narayanan as an Additional Director on its Board who shall hold office as an Independent Director of the Company. With the addition of Ms. Narayanan, the Board of the Company includes four women Directors. Ms. Narayanan’s appointment is effective July 19, 2021.
Vanitha Narayanan is a senior global executive and board leader with a successful track record spanning three decades in technology and telecommunications. In 2020, Vanitha retired after a career spanning three decades at IBM where she held multiple key roles leading large businesses in geographies like US, Asia-Pacific and India. These roles included serving as Managing Director and Chairman of IBM India and other leadership positions in the global communications and telecommunications industries. Vanitha has a reputation for her deep industry expertise in telecom, transforming businesses, unwavering client focus and passion for continuous learning.
Vanitha played a significant role as a leader and influencer across industry bodies. She was the first woman chairperson of the American Chamber of Commerce in India (2015- 2016) and served as a member on the National Executive Board from 2014-18. She was on the executive council of NASSCOM during 2016-18 and on the Catalyst India Advisory Board
Vanitha was named one of the ‘Most Powerful Women’ in Business in India by both Fortune India and Business India, one of the 12 Global Indian Super Women of 2016 by CXOToday and conferred with the Degree of Doctor of Letters by the LNM Institute of Information Technology.