NIIT Technologies appoints Gautam Samanta as its Europe Head

NIIT Technologies Limited, a global IT solutions organization today announced the appointment of Gautam Samanta as the head of Europe. In this role, Gautam will be responsible for spearheading the Company's growth in the Europe region and will be based in London.

With over 24 years of experience, Gautam comes with a deep understanding of the technology and business consulting landscape acquired through working in a leading financial services institution, a leading software product company as well as two large global consulting and technology services organizations. He has extensive knowledge in driving business transformation, outsourcing, IT and Ops strategy, innovation and sustainability and is highly experienced in complex large deal structuring, creative commercial models and deal negotiation.

Speaking on the appointment, Sudhir Singh, CEO Designate, NIIT Technologies Ltd., said, “Disruptive technologies and new business models are the key growth drivers of the IT industry today. As we continue to sharpen our domain and digital capabilities, I am happy to welcome Gautam to NIIT Technologies. Augmenting our footprint across Europe remains a pressing business imperative and I am confident that with his rich experience, Gautam will help us develop the right strategy to harness these opportunities and contribute to the next phase of the company’s growth.”

“I am excited to lead NIIT Technologies in Europe. Last few years we have seen a sea-change in the dynamics of the IT services landscape fueled by changing customer expectations as well as rapid emergence of technology solutions in the areas of Digital, Big Data, Automation and Robotics amongst others. With its focus on chosen verticals and key emerging technologies, NIIT Technologies is in a very strong position to leverage this opportunity to provide the right solution for its current and prospective customers.” stated Gautam Samanta, Head of Europe, NIIT Technologies.

Gautam joins from Infosys where he served as Vice President & Global Client Partner - Financial Services and managed fastest growing portfolio of Accounts in Europe. He is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta.