Sapnesh Lalla takes charge as the CEO of NIIT Ltd.
Chennai, August 1, 2017: NIIT Ltd today announced that Mr. Sapnesh Lalla who has been leading NIIT’s Global Corporate Business, has assumed charge as the Chief Executive Officer of the company from August 1, 2017. As the CEO of NIIT, Sapnesh’s focus would be to drive forward strategies aligned to the requirements of the economy that is witnessing digital disruption.
Welcoming Mr. Sapnesh Lalla as theCEO, Mr. Vijay Thadani, Vice Chairman & MD, NIIT Limited said, "We aredelighted to have Sapnesh Lalla taking charge of the company at a time when ourbusiness transformation initiatives have started to yield results and thecompany is firmly back on a growth path. With his global experience and keenunderstanding of disruptions that the economy is currently undergoing, Sapneshwill be responsible for establishing NIIT as a leader in the digital learningspace.”
“Over the last three decades we havebuilt a strong pipeline of leaders. Sapnesh has enjoyed a 25 year long tenurewith a number of accomplishments including taking NIIT's Corporate LearningGroup to new heights. I heartily congratulate Sapnesh and I am confident thathis appointment will give a further thrust to the growth drive of NIIT,” addedMr. Thadani.
Sapnesh joined NIIT in 1992 as a Project Lead in the Learning Content Development team and has since held various management and leadership roles in product management, customer support, channel development, sales, and support functions. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Sapnesh served as the President of NIIT’s Global Corporate Business, which constitutes nearly seventy percent of NIIT’s total business. He led critical initiatives for the expansion of the company in North America and Europe including significant acquisitions like Cognitive Arts and Element K. Under his leadership, NIIT has grown to become a leading global learning outsourcing solutions provider with its Managed Training Services offering.
“The world is going through a spateof very substantial disruptions. “Digital” is changing how we and our customers do and will doeverything. The millennial workforceworks and learns differently. Soon wewill have an average lifespan of 100 years. Education and Training are the best known enablers of change. As I look ahead, I see a great opportunityfor us to create new value for our customers and grow.” said Mr. Sapnesh Lalla,CEO, NIIT Limited.
Sapnesh is an Electronics andCommunications Engineer, and received his Executive Education at the RossSchool of Business, University of Michigan. He was selected into theprestigious Managing Director’s Quality Club and has the distinction ofreceiving the coveted Global Leadership Award twice in 2001 and 2010.