Premkumar Seshadri

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Prem has been an integral part of the HCL Group for over 3 decades since he first joined them as a Management Trainee.He is the Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of HCL Infosystems Ltd. and the Director and Chief Mentor of HCL TalentCare Pvt. Ltd., a new initiative in HCL in the Talent space. He has a vast experience in HCL and outside that spans Healthcare, FMCG and Consulting space.

Prior to HCL, he was with Apollo Hospitals Group, as the Group CEO. Working closely with the Board, he was actively involved with the transformation agenda across Strategic Go to Market initiatives, Customer Experience, Strategic Partnerships and Globalization.

Before joining Apollo Hospitals Group, Prem was the Senior Corporate Officer and President for HCL Technologies, leading Financial Services, Healthcare verticals along with strategic global leadership of customer proposition innovation, alliances and partnerships, as well as, expansion. He was one of the key business leaders for the Group, associated for over 30 years in various capacities from early 80’s across HCL Limited, HCL Frontline, Deutsche Software and HCL Technologies. He was also involved in a successful entrepreneurship venture that pioneered the global use of “PDA based CRM” in FMCG and Pharmaceuticals sectors.

Customer centricity and business excellence has been an area of passion for Prem. He has been instrumental in forging Global Partnerships that have resulted in creating value across borders.

Prem’s track record cuts across leading customer engagements and working with global companies, leading P&L and operations, as well as, leading innovation and new initiatives to build competitive edge in the business. He brings rich global exposure across various sectors with IT being core, Financial Services, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG and Healthcare.

In all of the above experiences, he has been a keen observer and talent mentor. A people person to the core, his doctoral research has been on talent development. It is this passion that got him actively involved with the World Economic Forum, where he was part of the Global Council on Talent Mobility and Diversity.

He is a member of CII National Committee on Healthcare and helps contribute in shaping the agenda for the Healthcare sector. He is also a member of CII National Committee on Marketing. He was a member of CEOs Mission to the United States that coincided with the annual meeting of the U.S. – India Strategic Dialogue. He is a much sought after speaker in Industry circles and is on the Consultant panel of some global leaders.

He is a Charter Member and member of the Governing Council of TiE Chennai, involved with their various activities. He was one of the mentors of the TyE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) Team which won “TiE 2013 Global Business Plan Competition” representing TiE Chennai. He has also been independently mentoring young entrepreneurs . A sports enthusiast, he has been associated with Cricket in various capacities and unconnected to sports he keenly follows politics.