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Sashi Kumar is the new CEO & MD of Happiest Minds

Sashi Kumar, CEO&MD_Happiest Minds_eBengaluru, India, February 16th, 2015: Happiest Minds Technologies, a next generation IT company today announced the appointment of Sashi Kumar as the CEO & MD of the organization.

Sashi comes to Happiest Minds with a wealth of experience. During his career of 23 years, he has been profit centre head for 11 years and has achieved significant success and innovative breakthroughs in his previous roles. Prior to Happiest Minds, Sashi has led significant operations in Microsoft, SAP and CSC. He began his career in Wipro.

While welcoming Sashi Kumar to Happiest Minds, Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds said that “Sashi’s experience in global products and services companies will provide a tremendous push towards bringing innovation to Happiest Minds in a world of productized services and solutions. This, coupled with his expertise in global business services and SMAC+ technologies, will further accelerate our success in implementing Digital Transformation solutions for our customers.”

On his appointment, Sashi Kumar said, “Happiest Minds has shown tremendous growth under its current leadership and I am delighted to be the CEO & MD of this fast growing company. I have an opportunity to build a global organization and I truly believe in its Mission of “Happiest People . Happiest Customers”.

Happiest Minds’ strategy of focusing on disruptive technologies has resonated well with customers. It has achieved several records for an IT services company out of India in 3 years from its launch, with run rate of US$ 50mn, 94 customers and 1450 people. Happiest Minds is also on track for its goal of going public in maximum 7 years from its launch.

About Happiest Minds Technologies

Happiest Minds has a sharp focus on enabling Digital Transformation for customers by delivering a Smart, Secure and Connected experience through disruptive technologies: mobility, big data analytics, security, cloud computing, social computing, M2M/IoT, unified communications, etc. Enterprises are embracing these technologies to implement Omni-channel strategies, manage structured & unstructured data and make real time decisions based on actionable insights, while ensuring security for data and infrastructure. Happiest Minds also offers high degree of skills, IPs and domain expertise across a set of focused areas that include Digital Transformation & Enterprise Solutions, Product Engineering Services, Infrastructure Management, Security, Testing and Consulting.

Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Happiest Minds has operations in the US, UK, Singapore and Australia. It secured a $52.5 million Series-A funding led by Canaan Partners, Intel Capital and Ashok Soota.

Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He is the Founding Editor of Digital Creed, which he founded in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 28 years of journalism experience (since 1994). He is sound and confident about his knowledge of business technology concepts. And he is a believer in continual education/learning. Brian is the former Editor of CHIP and InformationWeek magazines (India). He has written hundreds of technology articles for India's leading newspaper groups such as The Times of India and Indian Express Newspapers (among others). And he has conducted more than 300 industry interviews during his journalism career. Brian also writes on Aviation, cybersecurity, startups, and topics directed at small and medium businesses. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn.

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