New Delhi: CK Birla Group, a $1.6 billion diversified business conglomerate, on Monday said it has appointed Anjan Lahiri as the chief executive officer (CEO) of its global IT services firm Birlasoft Ltd.

Lahiri, one of the co-founders of Mindtree Ltd, will be based at the company’s headquarter in Noida. He will be responsible for improving the company’s capabilities in the emerging areas of cloud and analytics and will lead a global workforce of over 4,000 employees.

Prior to joining Birlasoft, he was the CEO of Bengaluru-based Sasken Communications Technologies Ltd. He began his career with Wipro Infotech Ltd in 1987 and then joined Cambridge Technology Partners. In 1991, along with former colleagues from Wipro and Cambridge Technology Partners, Lahiri founded Mindtree Ltd.

“Birlasoft is going through an interesting growth phase and Anjan’s appointment comes at the right time. He brings with him a rich experience of growing organizations. His ability to lead high performing teams to the next level of excellence and maturity will benefit our organization," said Amita Birla, chairman, Birlasoft.

“Furthermore, with Anjan we aim to make our delivery teams more agile to changes emerging from end customer behaviour and enable our customers to transform and align to their business goals."