Sandeep Kalra serves as the CEO and Executive Director on the Board of Persistent Systems.
Sandeep brings a wealth of experience in the IT services industry and a track record of revitalizing businesses to boost growth and profitability. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Sandeep spent over 16 years at HCL, holding various leadership positions, such as Outsourced Product Engineering, extending HCL Technologies' presence in LATAM and Canada, and leading the Pharma industry vertical.
After leaving HCL Technologies, Sandeep joined Symphony Teleca, where he was instrumental in its growth and successful acquisition by HARMAN. Subsequently, he led a 7,000+ member services business unit for HARMAN (now a Samsung company), providing digital transformation solutions to technology firms and enterprises.
Highly regarded for his passion, dedication, and growth-oriented mindset, Sandeep aspires to make Persistent Systems an industry leader that retains its impressive legacy while fostering creativity, collaboration, and diversity. Under his guidance, Persistent is evolving from a specialized technology provider into a dynamic, cutting-edge digital transformation partner and a strong global brand.
Over the past three years, Persistent has achieved significant recognition from renowned industry analysts such as ISG, Zinnov, Everest, and Constellation Research, fortified its capabilities across industry verticals and service lines, more than doubled its revenue, and was acknowledged as a 2021 Forbes Best Under a Billion company. Additionally, Persistent has been included in prestigious indices on the National Stock Exchange of India, such as the Nifty IT Index, Nifty Midcap 50, and Nifty Midcap Liquid 15. Forbes recently spotlighted Persistent as one of four midcap firms reshaping the Indian IT landscape.
Persistent Systems has also been acknowledged as an 'Honored Company' in the 2022 Asia Executive Team - Small and Mid-Cap rankings (excluding Japan) for the Technology IT Services and Software industry. This distinction, conferred by esteemed sell-side analysts, placed Persistent among just seven such companies throughout Asia (excluding Japan). Moreover, as CEO and Executive Director of Persistent, Sandeep ranked second among his peers.
Sandeep was recently awarded the “Best CEO in IT/ITES Industry” amongst India’s Best CEO’s for 2023 by the respected business magazine Business Today.
Sandeep is based out of our New Jersey office.