21/10/2016 12:24 PM IST | Updated 21/10/2016 12:41 PM IST

HCL Technologies CEO Anant Gupta Resigns, COO C Vijayakumar Takes Over

Gupta has left to "pursue personal interests outside of HCL"

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Former HCL Technologies President and Chief Executive Officer Anant Gupta

HCL Technologies Chief Executive Officer Anant Gupta has resigned from his post, the company has announced. The IT services major named the current Chief Operating Officer C Vijayakumar as his replacement.

"Anant Gupta has decided to leave the company to pursue personal interests outside of HCL," it said in a statement. It added C Vijayakumaras would take over as the President and CEO with immediate effect.

"Vijay has been a transformational leader in the company leading from the front. His vision and flawless execution track record best positions him for taking our journey forward," HCL Technologies Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Shiv Nadar said.

To increase momentum of the company's next generation services, Vijayakumar will further accelerate execution of Mode 1-2-3 strategy to grow the experience-based and business outcome-oriented next generation services, he added.

Vijayakumar will continue to be based in the US. He had been elevated to the role of COO in July this year, taking on additional responsibility, besides heading infrastructure services.

With PTI inputs