CEO & Managing Director, Zensar Technologies
Management Board Member, RPG Enterprises
Sandeep is the CEO and Managing Director of Zensar Technologies. A transformative thought leader, Sandeep drives corporate growth, strategy and everything digital at the company. Sandeep strongly believes that digital is the force inspiring the future of enterprises, how we live, work, and the entire social eco-system. Throughout his three decades of leadership in business and technology, he has led disruptive transformative programs with great success delivering significant shareholder returns.
Sandeep joined Zensar as CEO and MD in early 2016, leading the large-scale transformation of Zensar from legacy IT company to a 100% living digital enterprise. He firmly believes that an organization must always have a sense of purpose and must continually stay relevant to its stakeholders – people, clients, partners and shareholders. Sandeep leads with intent, passion and pride.
According to Forbes India, Sandeep has rejuvenated Zensar to become an important player on the digital super highway. Under Sandeep’s leadership, Zensar’s digital-led transformation is now also a case study at Harvard Business School. Zensar is among the very few publicly listed companies to have transformed to a 100% living digital business. This is particularly significant given Zensar’s established heritage as a publicly listed company for over five decades.
Sandeep leads strategic direction for the company and believes that a culture of innovation is critical to stay relevant in both business and society. Under his leadership, Zensar’s first R&D lab has the distinction of twenty-five patent filings within the first year. Sandeep’s vision, strategy and execution have bolstered Zensar’s market positioning and capabilities. He has built a great team, completed several strategic acquisitions and significantly improved market share with global clients. Sandeep is a big believer of sharper focus and has removed non-core business and aligned the company to focus on core and invest in strategic growth in chosen sectors and geos.
An exceptionally involved people person and inclusive leader, Sandeep believes in empowering a global workforce to ensure people are always relevant and prepared for disruptive market opportunities. Zensar’s industry-leading and award-winning digital learning competencies have created highly enthused Zensarians who have significantly improved client value creation in their digital and IT transformation programs.
Sandeep is an alumnus of globally-renowned IIT Bombay. Prior to joining Zensar, he worked at HCL Technologies for 25+ years, where he built multiple billion dollar businesses. Most recently, he was the Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Life Sciences, Healthcare and Public Services. Earlier he was the Corporate Vice President, Global Head of Engineering and R&D Services.
In addition to his business management and technology career, Sandeep is a prolific poet, having authored and published two books of Hindi-English poems, Your Shadow Wants to Walk Alone and Old Seeds of a New Tree. The Economic Times calls Sandeep “The CEO Poet.” He is also the co-founder of Har Asha Foundation, a non-profit organization. An avid dog lover, Sandeep lives with his family in Silicon Valley, California.