IT Industry veteran Arvind Thakur has joined the board of JK Tech as a non-executive director. In this role he will contribute towards company strategy and advice on sustained industry leading profitable growth including inorganic initiatives.
Thakur was the CEO, Vice Chairman & Managing Director at NIIT Technologies Ltd (now renamed as Coforge Ltd), leading it since inception till May 2019 to be among the top IT Services provider from the country. He has been the Chairman of specialized technology companies like Esri India Technologies Ltd, Incessant Technologies Ltd, and serves on the Board of Management at NIIT University, a leading not for profit institution.
Commenting on his induction, Abhishek Singhania, Chairman JK Tech said, “We are delighted to strengthen the board with Arvind’s presence. With his vast experience and industry exposure, we look forward to his guidance in shaping the future as new opportunities emerge in the post pandemic world”.
Speaking about his appointment, Arvind Thakur said, “JK Tech is a unique brand in the tech space delivering specialized next generation technology solutions. I’m excited to contribute to shaping its future and commit to catalyze a superior experience for all stake holders”
Thakur has been an elected member for 3 consecutive terms of the Executive Council at NASSCOM, the apex IT industry association, where he held key positions till May 2020. He also served on the National Council of CII as Chairman of the National Committee on IPR and was a member of the Indo Spanish CEO Forum supported by FICCI.
Arvind graduated in engineering from IIT, Kharagpur where he received the Institute Silver medal, and pursued post-graduation in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai which conferred on him the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” in 2020. In 2012 he secured the prestigious Gold Stevie global business award as “Executive of the Year” in the Computer Services category.