Vineet Nayar

Vineet Nayar (born 1962) is an Indian business executive, author and philanthropist. He is the former CEO of HCL Technologies, founder Sampark Foundation and author of a management book “Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down” (Harvard Business Press, June 2010).

Nayar was born and spent most of his childhood in Pantnagar, a town in the foothill of Uttarakhand.He completed his schooling from Campus School Pantnagar. He studied for a B.Tech in mechanical engineering from College of Technology, G.B.Pant University and a Masters in Business Management at the XLRI Jamshedpur in India.

Currently Nayar serves as a Senior Advisor to HCL Corporation. He joined HCL in 1985 after earning his MBA from XLRI. In 1993, he founded Comnet, which grew into a $1 billion dominant leader in Technology Management business. In 2005, Vineet became President of HCL Technologies and served as the company’s CEO from 2007 until January 2013. During these years he helped it grow revenues and market cap by six times and awards for the Most Democratic workplace in the world, Workforce Management Optimas Award for HR Innovation in US, Britain’s Top Employers, Best Employer in Asia, and many more.

Vineet Nayar

Born
1962 (age 51–52), Pantnagar, Himalayas
 
Nationality
India
 
Citizenship
India
 
Education
B.Tech., MBA
 
Alma mater
Pantnagar University, XLRI
 
Occupation
Former CEO of HCL Technologies and Founder, Sampark Foundation
 
Known for
Author of 'Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down' (Harvard Business Review Press, 2010)