February 28, 2024

Sudhir Kesavan, COO, CitiusTech

Healthcare-focused IT services company CitiusTech on January 4 announced it has appointed IT industry veteran Sudhir Kesavan as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Kesavan will be succeeding Atul Soneja in this role, who in turn recently moved to Tech Mahindra.

In his new role, Kesavan will be instrumental in steering CitiusTech towards the execution of its strategic vision and leading the company’s global delivery organization. He will be overseeing the enhancement of practice capability, service delivery maturity, and market innovation to drive profitable business growth by collaborating across practices, markets, delivery, and functions, the company said.

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Before joining CitiusTech, he was a partner at PwC India, responsible for its cloud business. Until February 2023, Kesavan was a senior vice president at IT services major Wipro, leading its FullStride cloud services and cloud transformation business line globally.

CitiusTech’s CEO Rajan Kohli who joined last year, too is a former Wipro veteran. The company is currently aiming to double its revenue to $1 billion over the next five years. Acquisitions to build new capabilities and expand will be a key component of the plan, Kohli told Moneycontrol in an interview.

On Kesavan’s appointment, Kohli said, “We’re thrilled to welcome Sudhir to the CitiusTech family at this exciting phase of our growth journey. His expertise in digital innovation, technology-led transformation, and invaluable experience at the intersection of innovation, complexity and scale will play a pivotal role in our aspiration to be at the forefront of shaping the health tech landscape with a human-first approach.”

Kesavan added, “CitiusTech has differentiated healthtech capabilities built through an instinct for client intimacy and the ability to simplify the solving of hard problems. I am enthused by our talent reservoir whose pivotal role in the company’s remarkable growth is evident. I am confident that we can build truly impactful technology solutions, improve care delivery, and make a meaningful difference in human lives across the world.”

Kesavan brings years of experience, having spearheaded digital transformation initiatives for numerous enterprises across the US and Europe. “His work involves customer-centric design exploration, resulting in innovative digital products,” the company said.

Sudhir also has rich experience working for large-scale IT companies like Wipro and Tata Consultancy Services.

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