Virtusa announces the appointment of Samir Dhir as President – Press Release


Virtusa announces the appointment of Samir Dhir as President

Assumes responsibility for the Company’s P&L, including Sales, Delivery and Operations

Chennai, India – August 22, 2017 – Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that accelerates business outcomes for its clients, today announced that its veteran Samir Dhir has been appointed President and will take charge of running all industry verticals for the organization.

Commenting on the appointment, Kris Canekeratne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Virtusa, said, “We are delighted to announce Samir’s appointment as President at Virtusa. Samir has a keen understanding of the unique culture and client first mindset within Virtusa. He has been part of our growth journey for the last several years and has contributed in building scale and helping us reach where we are today. In his new role, Samir will handle P&L responsibility for all our industry groups, including sales, delivery and operations. I look forward to his continued success, and in leading Virtusa to greater heights.”

Speaking on his appointment as President, Samir Dhir said, “It is a privilege and honor to be considered for this role. Virtusa has always been driven by a client first mindset- solving our clients’ critical business issues through relentless innovation and delivery rigor. As we move forward, we will continue to foster a culture of innovation and operational excellence. I am looking forward to working with our talented executive team and dedicated associates and together, we will chart our path of industry-leading, profitable growth.”

In his earlier role, Samir spearheaded the delivery leadership for Virtusa from India and was responsible for bringing delivery efficiency and scale to support Virtusa’s worldwide business operations. As one of India’s top thought leader, Samir was also member of key industry forums like NASSCOM’s prestigious IT Council. Under his leadership, NASSCOM released a comprehensive report on, ‘The Digital Readiness of Indian IT service providers’.

“I would like to congratulate Samir on his appointment as the President at Virtusa. As an ex-member of NASSCOM’s IT Services council, Samir has been the driving force behind the launch and execution of the ‘TechNgage’ platform, aimed at evangelizing technologists in India. We are in the midst of exponential growth in the country and Samir’s exemplary ability to build market leadership makes him the right choice for this responsibility. I am sure that under his leadership, Virtusa will scale new heights in the coming years”, said Mr. R. Chandrasekhar, President, NASSCOM.

About Virtusa

Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU) is a global provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services that accelerate business outcomes for Global 2000 companies and leading software vendors in banking and financial services, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, technology, and media & entertainment.

Virtusa helps CXOs’ address the dual challenge of growing revenues while improving IT cost efficiencies. Virtusa’s digital transformation & innovation (DTi) solutions enable clients to reimagine the customer experience, accelerate revenue growth and create lasting business value. The company’s operational excellence (OE) solutions help clients reduce risk, improve operational efficiencies, and lower IT costs.

Virtusa delivers services across the IT lifecycle, including consulting, solution design, technology selection, implementation, testing, and maintenance, including infrastructure support. With a strong heritage in software engineering, Virtusa is highly qualified to both develop and maintain software, using a proven platforming methodology and advanced Agile and Accelerated Solution Design techniques to reliably deliver results on time and within budget.

Holding a proven record of success across industries, Virtusa readily understands its clients’ business challenges and uses its domain expertise to deliver distinctive, differentiated and innovative applications of technology to address its client critical business challenges. Examples include building the world’s largest P&C claims modernization program; one of the largest corporate customer portals for a premier global bank; an order to cash implementation for a multinational telecommunications provider; and digital transformation initiatives for media and banking companies.

Through the acquisition of a majority interest in Polaris Consulting Services Ltd. in March 2016, Virtusa has created a robust platform to provide end-to-end solutions and services in banking and financial services, strengthening its positioning as a top, global FinTech services provider. Virtusa Corporation is headquartered in Massachusetts and has 50 offices across North America, Europe and Asia.

Polaris Consulting & Services is a subsidiary of Virtusa Corporation. Copyright © 2017 Virtusa Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Virtusa announces the appointment of Samir Dhir as President – Press Release


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