Zensar gears up to take its digital journey ahead with a new vision
Press Release | 11 Dec 2020
Pune, India, December 11, 2020: Zensar, a leading digital and IT organization and an RPG Group company, has over the past few years established itself as a fast growing digitally enabled enterprise. With about 9,000 associates across 29 global locations, Zensar is a key player in Hi-tech Manufacturing, Consumer Services and the Banking and Insurance sectors. The Company has today announced that it has designated Ajay S. Bhutoria who will succeed Sandeep Kishore as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.
Commenting on this announcement, Harsh Goenka, Chairman, Zensar Technologies said, “I thank Sandeep for his contribution to pivot Zensar from IT to a digital solutions organization, leading and integrating the strategic tuck-in acquisitions and making the organization agile and customer friendly. It is sad to see him leave but I respect his decision and wish him the very best in life. I also take this opportunity to welcome Ajay and look forward to him steering Zensar to the next phase of growth.”
Sandeep Kishore, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Zensar said, “I have had great privilege to lead Zensar over the last five years and convert it into a new age, next generation relevant organization. It has been an absolute honor for me to work with our awesome Zensarians, the Board and all stakeholders over these years to build an inclusive culture of change, growth and relevance. The organization has the right foundation to scale up to next level.”
Ajay S. Bhutoria, CEO & MD-Designate, Zensar said “I am delighted to join Zensar and lead this extraordinary organization that stands tall on a bedrock of legacy, highly talented employees, admirable clients and outstanding corporate citizenship. I look forward to working closely with the Board and the senior leadership in charting a new growth story to capitalize the fast changing digi-tech landscape.”
Under the tenure of Sandeep Kishore, Zensar has grown to be a new-age digital solutions company with significant earnings from that space. Zensar’s story of digital transformation has been captured in case studies by prestigious institutions like the Harvard Business School and the London Business School. It has set up its innovation hub Zenlabs and filed more than 130 patents in the last five years and large new logos added across its regions of the US, UK and South Africa. In the last few years, Zensar has made four successful acquisitions in the US and UK, adding capabilities in the fast-growing areas of CX design, experience design.
Ajay S. Bhutoria, the CEO and MD-Designate has over 30 years of industry experience across the Americas, Europe and India. Prior to a brief stint as the Chief Executive of L&T-NxT, Ajay had a 17-year long career at Cognizant where he led the Retail, Consumer Goods, Travel and Hospitality global verticals and also led the Banking & Financial Services in the Americas. Earlier, Ajay was the Country Head for Cognizant Switzerland, responsible for incubating businesses in the Swiss markets.
Before joining Cognizant, Ajay was the Regional Head of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in the Netherlands.
Ajay was also a part of the enterprise transformation program driving Cognizant’s strategy and a member of Cognizant’s Executive Leadership Team. Besides Ajay’s accomplishments in technology as a consummate programmer, analyst and solution architect, he is also a Chartered Accountant.
Ajay Bhutoria will also be inducted as a Member of the RPG Group Management Board.