This is to announce that CP Gurnani has been appointed as the Managing Director of Tech Mahindra, in the Board meeting which was held in Mumbai on August 10, 2012. CP played a pivotal role in the three year transformational journey of Mahindra Satyam and is spearheading the eventual merger with Tech Mahindra.
“From establishing Tech Mahindra as the undisputed leader in telecom to charting Mahindra Satyam’s three year transformational turnaround in the most trying of circumstances, CP’s journey as the turnaround CEO is now complete and I congratulate him as he takes on this additional critical responsibility. I am confident that he will continue to outshine in all that he sets out to do.” said Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group and Chairman of Tech Mahindra.
“I have closely worked with CP for more than 15 years and his abundant energy, spontaneity and customer centric approach is not replicable. It is his single minded focus and ‘never say die’ attitude that helped galvanize the teams and made Mahindra Satyam’s recovery possible. As he takes on this critical responsibility, his experience at Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam will prove to be invaluable as we move closer to the formal merger. I congratulate him on this additional responsibility and wish him the very best in his new responsibility.” said Vineet Nayyar, Executive Vice Chairman, Tech Mahindra and Chairman, Mahindra Satyam.
“Tech Mahindra has been instrumental in shaping my career and the opportunity at Mahindra Satyam helped me build on that foundation. Whatever I have achieved has been possible because of the relentless efforts of my teams, colleagues and the enormous patience and understanding from my family. I look forward to the challenges and hope to deliver to the best of my abilities,” said CP Gurnani, CEO, Mahindra Satyam and Managing Director, Tech Mahindra.
Previously, CP headed Tech Mahindra’s global operations, sales and marketing functions, and led the development of the company’s competency and solution units.
An alumnus of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, he has held several leading positions with HCL Hewlett Packard Limited, Perot Systems (India) Limited and HCL Corporation Ltd in his career of over 31 years. In 2007, CP was nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award bestowed by Ernst & Young.