Harsh Chugh has been named Chief Operations Officer of Kyndryl, the new, independent public company that will be formed following the separation of IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services business.
“Kyndryl’s goal is to apply world-class talent and modern and resilient IT systems to help customers realize their business ambitions, and it is important to maintain financial discipline and an operating vision that matches our mission,” said Martin Schroeter, Kyndryl’s Chief Executive Officer. “Harsh Chugh is expert in delivering operational excellence, in building teams that get great results and in deploying the best talent for critical projects. I am delighted Harsh will direct our operations and help Kyndryl advance the vital systems that power progress for our customers.”
Mr. Chugh has worked in engineering, management consulting, finance, and operations for more than 20 years. He joins Kyndryl after serving as the Chief Financial Officer of PlanSource, a cloud-based benefits administration technology firm.
He was instrumental in leading the effort to modernise their business applications, build a business intelligence platform, and outsource some of their key product-related service delivery through partnerships with industry leaders in the benefits processing space, in addition to his functional responsibility of running Finance, Legal, and Business Applications at PlanSource.
Mr. Chugh formerly worked for IBM in management consulting, treasury, business development, investor relations, and other financial and operational roles in the United States, China, and Singapore. He most recently served as vice president and functional chief operating officer for IBM’s Global Markets business, as well as vice president of finance and operations for IBM’s Digital Business Group, which is responsible for the company’s digital transformation.
He previously worked as a regional finance leader in Singapore and as a vice president of international business development in China. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Chugh worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in their Supply Chain business, primarily servicing telecommunications clients.
A native of India, he holds a degree in civil engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering, a masters degree in construction management from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and earned an MBA in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.