Mr. Sundar MahalingamCSO, SNF and HCL Corp

Sundar is the Chief Strategy Officer of HCL Corporation and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He has been responsible

for building the HCL brand over the last decade in its journey to becoming a $6.5 billion, 105,000 people

strong enterprise.

He is a core member of the Shiv Nadar Foundation Team and has worked from inception on many of its diverse

initiatives, including VidyaGyan, a leadership academy for the rural underprivileged students; the Shiv Nadar

University, a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation, and the Kiran Nadar

Museum of Art, India’s largest private philanthropic museum with the vision to take art to the common public.

His professional experience spans almost 25 years in various roles in technology marketing, advertising and

strategy planning. Prior to joining HCL, he has led the strategic marketing and communication initiatives of

various technology companies like Microsoft and Hexaware Technologies. He has worked with J. Walter Thompson in

communication strategy development for many years.

Sundar earned his B. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi,

and a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Sundar is married with two children and resides in Noida. His interests include sports and fitness.

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