HCL’s extravagant leader Vineet Nayar is stepping away from the role of CEO. The man that famously puts employees before customers is moving to become joint managing director until July and vice-chairman after that.
Nayar has been seen as the driving force behind the company’s explosive growth. His no holds barred style has seen him become a minor celebrity.
He famously dances and swears his way through company presentations and even said sh** on BBC radio 4. But jokes aside he is recognised globally for his methods. Notably his Employees First Customers Second strategy.
How will HCL get on without him behind the wheel? He transformed HCL from an also ran amongst India’s IT sector to India’s fourth largest IT service provider. He took the headcount from 30,000 to 90,000 and the company sells over $4bn in services every year.
Vineet was certainly popular with staff if his Twitter account is any reflection. Read it here, but I warn you that you might vomit.
HCL appointed Anant Gupta as CEO.