Ravi Shankar joins as the Chief People Officer while Greg Blount heads the US Strategic Accounts.
Bangalore, INDIA, May 03, 2012: MindTree Limited, a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company, today announced the appointments of Ravi Shankar as Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer and Greg Blount as Senior Vice President & Head of US Strategic Accounts.
“Addition of the leaders of the stature of Ravi and Greg is significant for MindTree in its journey to become a bigger, faster and better Company that is closer to all its key stakeholders,” said Krishnakumar Natarajan, CEO & MD, MindTree Limited. “With deep industry insights and domain expertise, I am confident that Ravi will build a stronger team of people and deliver value to our customers. Further, Greg is joining us at an exciting time when we are taking deliberate steps to build stronger and deeper client partnerships by offering more innovative and order-making propositions to them.”
Speaking on his appointment, Ravi Shankar said “I have always admired the way MindTree has placed value in its people and beautifully embedded integrity policies and social responsibility in its culture. It will be my endeavor to introduce novel practices and make People Function, a reason for customers to choose MindTree.”
“MindTree has an evolving business model built on quality, choice, co-innovation and transparency”, said Greg Blount. “By working closely with customers across the globe, I have developed a deep understanding of their sourcing needs and how MindTree can help them achieve more innovation and quality in their IT business needs.”
Ravi brings over three decades of HR experience to MindTree. He previously served as Senior Vice President - Human Resources at HCL Technologies and has held several senior positions in companies such as Deutsche Software Limited and Lister Technologies. An alumnus of XLRI, Ravi is an Executive Coach at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Greg Blount joins MindTree from TPI, where he was a Partner in their Sourcing Strategy Practice and was responsible for driving their applications and IT Strategy engagements. At TPI, Greg delivered strategic sourcing engagements that drove more than $2B in client value. Prior to TPI, Greg held numerous positions at several outsourcing and IT consultancies including EDS, BSG and Springbow Solutions. Greg has co-authored a book titled ‘Offshore Ready: Strategies to Plan and Profit from Offshore IT-Enabled Services’.
MindTree Limited is a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company with deep knowledge in specific domains. MindTree is acknowledged as the best mid-size software services company in India for its capability to build, test and deploy solutions. The Company also places significant emphasis on culture, customer centricity and corporate governance. MindTree is awarded the “Best Corporate Governance, India, 2012” by World Finance magazine in 2012. MindTree is ranked No. 2 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners in 2011. In 2010, the Company ranked 13th in NASSCOM’s listing of Top IT Software and Services Exporters in India (excluding BPO). Please visit us at www.mindtree.com.