India’s richest woman, Roshni Nadar Malhotra, is now new chief of HCL Tech

Updated on Jul 17, 2020 04:37 PM IST

The appointment of non-executive director Roshni Nadar Malhotra to the new role takes effect immediately, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra has held the posts of executive director and CEO of HCL Corporation, vice chairperson of the board of HCL Technologies, and is also a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation.(TWITTER.)
Roshni Nadar Malhotra has held the posts of executive director and CEO of HCL Corporation, vice chairperson of the board of HCL Technologies, and is also a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation.(TWITTER.)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Noida-based IT major HCL Technologies on Friday announced that Chairman Shiv Nadar was stepping down and his daughter Roshni Nadar Malhotra will succeed him with immediate effect. Nadar’s daughter, believed to be India’s wealthiest woman will now be the new chairperson of HCL Technologies.

The appointment of non-executive director Roshni Nadar Malhotra to the new role takes effect immediately, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Shiv Nadar, however, will continue to be HCL’s managing director, with a new designation of chief strategy officer. “...Shiv Nadar, who expressed his desire to step down from position of Chairman. Mr Nadar would continue to be MD of the Company with designation as Chief Strategy Officer,” the filing said.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra has held the posts of executive director and CEO of HCL Corporation, vice chairperson of the board of HCL Technologies, and is also a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation. At HCL Corporation, Roshni has had the task of providing strategic advice to the organisation.

She has done her schooling from Vasant Valley School in the national capital and later graduated from the Northwestern University in Illinois, United States. She has done her Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

HCL Technologies on Friday registered a 31.7 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit for the June 2020 quarter at 2,925 crore, and further said it expects to see a growth trajectory in the coming quarters.

The Noida-based IT firm, which had posted a net profit of 2,220 crore in the April-June 2019 quarter, has said it will not offer any salary increments to its staff in the current fiscal.

The company’s revenue grew 8.6 per cent to 17,841 crore in the quarter under review from 16,425 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. The topline was reported to be lower by 4 per cent from 18,590 crore in March 2020.

In constant currency terms, HCL Tech’s revenue in June 2020 quarter grew 1 per cent year-on-year.

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