Hardware, Services and ICT System Integration leader HCL Infosystems, has announced the appointment of Harsh Chitale as CEO. Based in Noida, Harsh will take over from. Ajai Chowdhry who will continue to be the Chairman.
Harsh moves to HCL Infosystems from Honeywell Process Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc where he led the business for the North and South America region. He played a leading role in driving three strategic acquisitions of Honeywell Process Solutions in Europe and Canada.
Before moving to the US in 2006, Harsh was the MD and CEO Honeywell Automation India Ltd. (HAIL) (erstwhile TATA Honeywell Ltd.) where he was responsible for building the System Integration and Lifecycle Services business in India. Subsequently, he has also served as a Vice Chairman of the board of HAIL for a period of 2 years. Harsh is a recipient of Director’s Gold Medal at IIT Delhi, from where he completed his Electrical Engineering and thereafter started his career with TATAs in TATA Administration services (TAS).
Ajai Chowdhry says: “This has been an exhilarating journey for me from 1976 when we realised this dream of HCL, to 1994 when I took over the reins of HCL Infosystems. Over the last 16 years, HCL Infosystems as the flagship company of the enterprise has seen tremendous transformation and growth to become one of the most respected companies with unparalleled commitment and understanding of the IT Industry ". October 10 2010.