Sandeep Kishore is Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Sales & Practice for Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) at HCL Technologies. He leads this business through cycles of synchronized growth and innovation, and today, HCL ERS is India’s #1 Engineering Services provider and among the top 5 globally. Significantly increasing the market share of HCL ERS in the industry by over 500 bps in his current role, he is instrumental in re-defining the market positioning for the Engineering Services business. Leading industry analysts recognize HCL’s ERS business as best in class and globally respected.
Sandeep is a firm proponent of applied innovation at the intersection of technologies and industries. His focused and aligned investment initiatives in IPs and solutions have created a next generation of non-linear growth and resulted in significantly higher yields in patents designed to improve customers’ time to market. He leads a global team across the USA, Europe and Asia, and is responsible for driving partnerships with Global 1000 companies. A thought leader, he is regularly invited to speak at industry events, analyst forums, leading management schools, World Trade Associations, Confederation of Indian Industry, IBEF, TiE, CSIA, JATES and global technology events.
Sandeep was earlier Senior Vice President and Global Head of Hi-Tech & Manufacturing, a position in which he helmed the business to become one of two dominant businesses at HCL. He has held many leadership roles at HCL and contributed significantly to its growth through multiple innovative, transformational and strategic partnerships with several Fortune 500 companies. He was also a member of the Personal Systems Division senior management team at HCL India, and Product Management of HP Products in the HCL – HP joint venture during the early nineties. In 2001, he led the entire operations, including Strategy, Market Creation, Business Development and Offshore Project Execution, of a software services start-up company in San Francisco.
Sandeep has 25 years of global experience in the IT industry, spanning the breadth of engineering services, IT services and business process outsourcing. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay, India, and is based in Sunnyvale, California.