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C Vijaykumar – Man Who Led HCL

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20 Jan 2022
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C Vijaykumar is a man who took it on himself to make the company grow. He made it his personal goal to make HCL prosper. A company that gave him so much in life now was his time to return the favor by taking the company to a new level every day. A proud Indian leading a proud Indian company. #ThinkWithNiche

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When I was a teen, I always wanted a computer for my urges to play games and learn. I was very confused about which one to choose for myself, but then I heard the name HCL. I knew it would be a good one to start with. I had no idea it was our brand. HCL was the name to trust, and today I’m going to talk about the man behind the golden era of HCL, Mr. C Vijaykumar, the man, the Legend, the mind behind HCL Growth Story.

Hindustan Computers Limited

HCL is a multinational company that deals in computer technology, IT services, and consulting services. After being founded in 1976, it took some time for the company to act as an independent company when it decided to enter the software industry. Currently, the company has its office set up in 50 countries and has a widespread network of innovation labs, delivery centers, and R&D labs. HCL had a wide customer base and employee strength of 187,000 people.

Did you know who founded HCl? Six engineers led by Shiv Nadar were behind the foundation of HCL. All these people were former employees of Delhi Cloth & General Mills. When the company was founded, the main aim was to make and sell personal computers. Originally called Microcomp Limited, the name was changed to HCL on August 11th,1976. That was the birth of HCL and waiting for CVK to lead it to glory.

Who is CVK?

CVK or C Vijaykumar is a man who leads the global company of Indian origin, HCL. He is the CEO of HCL. He was born in 1967 in Tamil Nadu in India. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical/ electronic engineering from a college in Tamil Nadu. He is the alma mater of PSG College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India.

HCL was established in 1976, and CVK took charge in 2016, after Anant Gupta. In 1996, CVK joined the HCL as a senior engineer, and things escalated positively.

For several years, he held a very wide portfolio of many responsibilities. To step up, one needs to have responsibilities to fulfill.

C Vijaykumar is not only known for being the CEO of HCL but he is known for his leadership style that made HCL a profitable organization. His leadership style was mentioned in ‘blueprint to billion,’ which is a business book.

Being the company’s CEO, CVK has helped HCL in achieving new heights in various fields like the Internet of things, digitalization, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence with the help of a strategic blueprint known as ‘Mode 1-2-3.’ CEO with such initiatives can stop at nothing, I assure you. His recent efforts have resulted in making it a billion-dollar run rate. It is one of a kind in the business world.

Wrapping It Up

C Vijaykumar is a man who took it on himself to make the company grow. He made it his personal goal to make HCL prosper. A company that gave him so much in life now was his time to return the favor by taking the company to a new level every day. A proud Indian leading a proud Indian company.

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