Sandeep Kalra

CEO and Executive Director at Persistent Systems
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Sandeep Kalra is the Chief Executive Officer of Persistent Systems and serves on its board as an Executive Director. Under his leadership, Persistent is transforming from a niche technology player into a multifaceted, new age digital transformation partner and a strong global brand.

Sandeep has extensive experience in the IT services industry and in turning around businesses by promoting growth and profitability. After graduating from IIM Calcutta, Sandeep spent about 16+ years with HCL Technologies where he held multiple leadership positions across Outsourced Product Engineering, establishing HCL Technologies in LATAM and Canada as well as leading the Pharma vertical. Subsequent to HCL Technologies, Sandeep joined Symphony Teleca (then part of Symphony Technology Group) to lead its growth and was instrumental in its successful acquisition of by HARMAN. Sandeep then led a 7000+ member services business unit for HARMAN (now a Samsung Company), delivering digital transformation solutions to ISVs and enterprises.

Sandeep is known in the industry for his extraordinary passion, dedication and growth mindset. His vision for Persistent is to be an Industry leading organization with a growth mindset, preserving its rich legacy and yet fostering creativity, collaboration and diversity.

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