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Sterlite announces addition of JS Deepak to its Board of Advisors

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NEW DELHI: Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) today announced the appointment of JS Deepak to its Board of Advisors.

An IAS officer from the 1982 batch, Deepak will work closely with the STL leadership team and its Board of Directors to advise the company on its strategic roadmap.

For India to become Atmanirbhar in digital, it needs a seamless policy environment that leverages technology advancements to generate economic gains.

Deepak will counsel STL in key policy-related areas that can help India drive digital infrastructure investments and further the broadband goals outlined in National Digital Communications Policy.

A driver of technological adoption, JS Deepak has previously worked as Secretary Telecom and Secretary Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. The first ever harmonization, sharing and trading of spectrum in India happened on his watch in 2016-17.

As Joint Secretary, Telecom from 2008-10, JS led the design and conduct of the first ever 3G/4G spectrum auctions in India.

He was also India’s Ambassador & Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at Geneva for 3 years and Additional Secretary, Commerce. He has an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and pursued an advanced course in Health Communication from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

About working with the STL executive team,Deepak commented, “India is in a unique position to leapfrog with digital infrastructure. STL, with its strong capability to build future-ready networks and digital ecosystems, is set to define the digital journey of billions in India and across the globe. It is very exciting to work with such a forward-looking company centred on innovation and help it create and implement growth strategies.”

Speaking on Deepak’s appointment, KS Rao, CEO, Network Software and Services Business, STL, said: “STL has been building digital infrastructure across the country for rural and urban citizens, telecom and defence networks. A conducive policy environment will surely pave the way for making India an Atmanirbhar, digital leader. I would like to welcome JS Deepak who has been an agent of positive change across his career in ministries, regulatory bodies, and as a representative of India at WTO. I am joined by the STL leadership in welcoming him and we look forward to his counsel.”

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HCL Infosystems names Alok Sahu as CFO; to succeed Kapil Kapur

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NEW DELHI: HCL Infosystems on Wednesday said its Chief Financial Officer Kapil Kapur has resigned from the company.

The company’s Board of Directors has named Alok Sahu to succeed Kapur for the position of CFO with effect from June 1, 2021, a regulatory filing said.

“… we submit that Mr KapilKapur, CFO of the company has informed the company about his resignation from the said position with the company with effect from the closing hours of May 31, 2021 to pursue other opportunities & interests,” it said.

Alok Sahu, a chartered accountant by profession, is a finance professional who has over 25years of experience in spearheading financial and accounting functions, the filing said.

He has been associated withHCL Infosystems since 1995.

Source: Press Trust of India

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LTI appoints Anil Rander as its Chief Financial Officer

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NEW DELHI: Larsen & Toubro Infotech, a global technology consulting and digital solutions company has appointed Anil Rander as its Chief Financial Officer.

Anil is a seasoned finance leader with more than 27 years of multifaceted experience in driving business performance and growth. His expertise ranges across business and financial strategy formulation, fiscal management, corporate accounting, investor relations, pricing, risk management, internal audit and financial controls.

Sanjay Jalona, CEO & Managing Director, LTI, said “The role of CFO is evolving rapidly, and I am pleased to welcome Anil to our leadership team at this critical juncture in our journey. His financial leadership and business acumen will enable us to chart the next phase of growth for LTI. We remain committed to pushing industry benchmarks on business excellence.”

Anil joins LTI from Tech Mahindra where he was the Senior Vice President for Finance and Legal functions and Global Head of Finance for BPS. Before this role, Anil was with Hutchison Max Telecom Ltd where he looked after management accounting. His other stints have been with Alpic Finance and A.F. Ferguson & Co.

Anil is a Chartered Account, Cost Accountant and a Company Secretary. He has won multiple industry accolades for outstanding contributions during his illustrious career. He will be based out of LTI’s headquarter in Mumbai, India.

 

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UserTesting names Jon Pexton Chief Financial Officer

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NEW DELHI: UserTesting, a leading provider of on-demand human insights, today announced the appointment of Jon Pexton as Chief Financial Officer.

Pexton brings a strong financial background at both private and public companies and his leadership experience will serve as a strong asset in helping UserTesting continue its global growth.

“The UserTesting Human Insight Platform is well positioned to help companies better understand, empathize and improve their customer’s experience. It is a timely solution as many aspects of life are changing quickly, and becoming more digital. Delivering great experiences is critical for success and differentiation,” said Pexton.

“I’m excited to join the leadership team at this pivotal time and help the company continue its global expansion and leadership in this category,” he added.

Prior to joining UserTesting, Pexton was CFO of Workfront, a SaaS-based enterprise work management platform that was acquired by Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE). Before Workfront, Pexton served as CFO of two financial technology companies and in leadership positions at CallidusCloud, Vitria Technology and Remedy Software. With more than 25 years of financial leadership experience, Pexton started his career at Ernst & Young and has led finance teams for all stages of companies.

“We are at an exciting time here at UserTesting, and Jon’s outstanding background in helping high growth technology companies scale and operate at a higher level is an ideal match for our current growth trajectory,” said Andy MacMillan, CEO of UserTesting.

“More importantly, Jon is an outstanding leader, and he is a great fit for our executive team as we move into our next phase of growth,” he added.

 

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