Bangalore, October 7, 2014: Rahul Keshav Patwardhan is to Chief Executive Officer of NIIT Limited from April next year. A Production Engineer, with an MBA from IIM Kolkata, he joined NIIT in 1984 from IIM Calcutta and began his career in Management Consulting, Corporate & Individual IT Training and Software Services. He was a key member of the team that conceived and implemented NIIT’s Training Services Franchise model and led product management of the Individual IT Training business.
In the early 90’s he set up NIIT’s operations across Asia Pacific, and was instrumental in NIIT’s start in China. He led the acquisition of significant multimedia learning deals in Singapore and Malaysia and was the President of Europe & APAC Software business in NIIT Technologies Ltd.
From 2005, Patwardhan served as CEO of Logica’s India Offshore unit in Bangalore, as well as the Global Director of Applications Management delivery across Logica worldwide.He moved to Europe headquarters of Logica as MD, Global App Services P&L business.
Says Chairman & MD, NIIT, Rajendra Pawar: "We are delighted to have Rahul Patwardhan joining us as the next CEO of NIIT Ltd. He is taking on this role at a crucial time when the company is poised to expand the Managed Training Services business and consolidate and strengthen the individual learning solutions business across multiple domains, in its path to becoming a globally benchmarked talent development corporation. This appointment is also part of the implementation of our succession plan.”