HCL’s Growth Driver

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Roshni Nadar, 

Chairperson, HCL Technologies
age: 41
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Roshni Nadar Malhotra, among the richest women in the country with estimated wealth of ₹84,330 crore, wants to speed up digital transformation of her clients and ensure that her companies grow in double digits. “We continue to pursue our growth strategy with a sense of purpose and responsibility towards our stakeholders and communities,” she says. HCL Technologies reported 13.6% year-on-year rise in revenues to ₹85,651 crore in FY22.
The only woman among those helming top software makers in India plans to expand into newer geographies such as North Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe and Africa, in addition to HCL’s already large markets of North America and Europe, says the only child of HCL Tech founder Shiv Nadar. “The pandemic has helped customers become comfortable with near-shore delivery centres, which is driving the company’s strategy in these regions. Now, a lot of our customers are okay with even small delivery centres.”
The company is also focusing on ESG (environmental, social and governance) goals and targeting net zero emissions by 2040.
Nadar Malhotra took over HCL, India’s third-largest IT services company, after her father stepped down in 2020. Shiv Nadar is now chairman emeritus of the company.