Patni rejigs structure, announces key appointments

Patni rejigs structure, announces key appointments

New Delhi: IT and BPO services provider Patni Computer Systems on Tuesday announced restructuring of its business into four key geographies and appointments to its leadership team.

“As part of a concerted effort to accelerate growth, the company has intensified its regional focus bringing greater synergy from its long established vertical structure," Patni said.

Patni’s regional business will now be structured into four key geographies-- the US, EEMA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), a company statement said.

The US business, which accounts for a significant portion of the company’s revenues, will be headed by Naresh K. Lakhanpal. He was earlier worked with Deloitte and Touche as global practice director (Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice), Navigational Sciences, Tandem Computers and Ericsson.

“Our overriding focus has been to identify growth areas and then ensure that these are followed through with the right management support. These appointments are part of that promise and a reinforced regional structure will see this vision through to fruition," Patni chief executive officer Jeya Kumar said.

The Asia Pacific region has been divided into APAC and SAARC.

Asia Pacific is expected to contribute 15 per cent of global sales by 2012 and the split is aimed at maximising the opportunity through a concerted focus in the regions, it said.

While the APAC operations will be headquartered in Singapore, the SAARC operations will be handled from India.

V. Mathivanan has been appointed as president of the APAC region and will lead this business from Singapore.

The SAARC region will function independently with a growing focus on India and Deepak Khosla, who was earlier the Head of APAC, will now lead the SAARC region, the statement added.

Patni, also recently expanded its operations in EMEA with the establishment of a new headquarters in London. Brian Stones would continue to head its EMEA operations, it said.