L&T appoints Accenture veteran as Mindtree COO

Mid-size IT services firm Mindtree said it has appointed as Chief Operating Officer Dayapatra Nevatia, MD and Director of Delivery for Accenture’s Advanced Technology Centers in India. Dayapatra leads the delivery for Accenture’s entire portfolio, spanning system integration, digital, application outsourcing, infrastructure, and security services across industry groups, Mindtree said. “His vast industry experience along […]

After Tata Sons, TCS moves SC against NCLAT’s Cyrus Mistry order

A day after Tata Sons filed a plea in the Supreme Court against a decision by a statutory body restoring Cyrus Mistry as its chairman, subsidiary Tata Consultancy Services also filed an appeal seeking a stay on the reinstatement of Mistry as a director on the information technology company’s board. Tata Sons is the main […]

Zee Entertainment Chairman Subhash Chandra resigns

Subhash Chandra has resigned as the chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, five days after his group sold another 16.5% stake in the company. “In light of the changes in shareholding, Subhash Chandra has expressed his intention to resign as Chairman of the Board with immediate effect,” the broadcasting company informed. “The Board accepted his resignation […]

BARC India CEO Partho Dasgupta resigns, Sunil Lulla to step in

BARC India, India’s top TV viewership measurement company, said CEO Partho Dasgupta has resigned, and will be replaced by Sunil Lulla, who was with Eros International Media and Balaji Telefilms before. BARC said Dasgupta had “relinquished his position” and moved on, indicating that it was a voluntary move. The change in leadership comes at a […]

NDTV CEO Suparna Singh steps down

Suparna Singh, the former head of NDTV convergence who was appointed as NDTV CEO in December 2017, has resigned from the top job, the news broadcasting company said. “Ms Suparna Singh has informed the company that she will step down from her responsibilities as interim CEO with immediate effect,” the company said, without going into […]

Rahul Bajaj steps down as chairman of Bajaj Holdings and Investment

Veteran industrialist Rahul Bajaj has stepped down as the chairman and non-Executive director of investment firm Bajaj Holdings and Investment, and his cousin Niraj Bajaj has been appointed as the new non-executive chairman with effect from May 18. “Rahul Bajaj, vide his letter dated February 15, 2019, has tendered his resignation as the non-executive director […]

Blue Star top management reshuffled: Suneel Advani retires, Shailesh Haribhakti is new chairman

Suneel M Advani, Managing Director and Chairman of Blue Star and the son of its founder Mohan Advani, has stepped down and will be replaced by Shailesh Haribhakti. Haribhakti will assume charges from April 1, becoming the first professional, independent chairman in the history of the air conditioning company. Suneel Advani who took over the […]

Demo Man Hasmukh Adhia appointed Bank of Baroda chairman

Former Finance Secretary Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, credited with the effective implementation of demonetization two years ago, was on Friday appointed as the Non-Executive chairman of the Bank of Baroda for a period of three years. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Department of Financial Services for the appointment […]

Infosys pays Rs 34.35 lakh to SEBI over severance to Rajiv Bansal

Infosys said it has paid Rs 34.35 lakh to settle the investigation into the incident of the company paying over Rs 17 cr as severance pay to Rajiv Bansal, who resigned as its finance head in October 2015. There have been allegations, including from the side of founder Narayana Murthy, that everything was not well […]

Syngene COO steps down to explore “startup opportunity”

Syngene International Ltd, the contract research unit of Biocon, announced the resignation of its chief operating officer Manoj Nerurkar. It said Nerurkar, who has been with the COO of the company for nine years, will step down to an advisory role from October to pursue “an external start up opportunity outside of contract research services”. […]

Airtel integrates carrier, enterprise units under new CEO

Bharti Airtel has integrated its enterprise and carrier businesses and appointed Ajay Chitkara, the current CEO of Global Business, to head the combined operation. Airtel said the integration of the global business with its enterprise unit will help it “leverage its global reach and deep relationships” for the benefit of its enterprise customers. “Under Ajay’s […]

Adani picks Anil Sardana to lead fight against Tatas in Mumbai

Adani Group said it appointed Anil Sardana, who stepped down as Tata Power CEO three months ago, as the new CEO of its power transmission and distribution business just as it gets ready to take on the Tatas in Mumbai. Two months ago, Adani announced an agreement to purchase the transmission and distribution business of […]

Anmol Ambani impresses dad with his change mantra; nominated to two more boards

Anil Ambani today praised his son Anmol Ambani for bringing about a “cultural change” in his business group, and said the 26-year-old has been added to the director boards of two more of his group companies. Anmol Ambani will join the director boards of Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management and Reliance Home Finance. It was […]

New CEO to drive financial discipline, sustainability focus: Vedanta Resources

Vedanta Resources said it has appointed Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, the CEO of gold miner AngloGold Ashanti, as its new CEO and a member of the board. He will take over from interim CEO Kuldip Kaura on 31 August 2018. Since 2013, the 53-year-old has been the CEO of AngloGold Ashanti, an emerging market gold producer. Before […]

Balesh Sharma to head Vodafone-Idea Cellular after merger, Himanshu Kapania moved to Group

Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone have announced the list of office bearers who will run the company resulting from the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. Balesh Sharma, who is currently Chief Operating Officer of Vodafone India, has been chosen to head the new company, while the existing CEO of Vodafone India and Idea […]

Axis Bank terms resignation reports ‘speculative’

Axis Bank, one of India’s top three private sector banks, called reports of resignation of its two top officials “speculative assertions”. Responding to a notice from the stock exchanges, Axis Bank said: “The bank does not comment on speculative assertions around its internal functioning.” It said it will inform the exchanges of any “material, unpublished […]

Religare promoter shareholding falls sharply

Promoters, including Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh, saw their combined shareholding in financial services provider Religare Enterprises Ltd come down by 2.16 percentage points due to the invocation of pledges, they said in a regulatory filing. The filing comes in the wake of reports that the company’s board may be reconstituted to give more representation […]

Idea-Vodafone set to use 60% of spectrum for 4G, Kapania seen leading

Idea Cellular and Vodafone India will gear their network heavily towards 4G after merger and will also shut down over 60,000 cell sites as part of network optimization, going by the presentation being made by Idea in front of investors. The companies had earlier announced that they would surrender around 6,300 cell sites that are […]

NIIT Technologies reports strong order inflows, hires talent from Infosys

NIT Technologies said third-quarter revenue increased 2.6% sequentially to Rs 756.5 Crores, an increase of 9% on year. Operating Margins expanded 97 bps sequentially to 17.1% as a result of growth in Digital engagements in US and EMEA. Operating profits expanded 8.7% on quarter and 11.4% on year to Rs 129.5 Crores. Net profit improved […]