Sapnesh Lalla takes over as NIIT CEO

01st August 2017
Sapnesh Lalla takes over as NIIT CEO

New Delhi, August 1, 2017: Sapnesh Lalla who has been leading NIIT’s Global Corporate Business, has assumed charge as the Chief Executive Officer of the company from  today. His focus would be to drive forward strategies aligned to the requirements of the economy that is witnessing digital disruption.
Sapnesh joined NIIT in 1992 as a Project Lead in the Learning Content Development team and has since held various management and leadership roles in product management, customer support, channel development, sales, and support functions.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Sapnesh served as the President of NIIT’s Global Corporate Business, which constitutes nearly seventy percent of NIIT’s total business. He led critical initiatives for the expansion of the company in North America and Europe including significant acquisitions like Cognitive Arts and Element K. Under his leadership, NIIT has grown to become a leading global learning outsourcing solutions provider with its Managed Training Services offering.
Sapnesh is an Electronics and Communications Engineer, and received his Executive Education at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
Says  Vijay Thadani, Vice Chairman & MD, NIIT Ltd: "We are delighted to have Sapnesh Lalla taking charge of the company at a time when our business transformation initiatives have started to yield results and the company is firmly back on a growth path. With his global experience and keen understanding of disruptions that the economy is currently undergoing, Sapnesh will be responsible for establishing NIIT as a leader in the digital learning space.”
Adds Sapnesh:  “The world is going through a spate of very substantial disruptions.  “Digital” is changing how we and our customers do and will do everything.  The millennial workforce works and learns differently.  Soon we will have an average lifespan of 100 years.  Education and Training are the best known enablers of change.  As I look ahead, I see a great opportunity for us to create new value for our customers and grow."