“How can a company “take a chip out of the marble façade of the office of the CEO?” asks Vineet Nayar – a provocative question coming from someone who himself is a CEO. One method: Post his 360 feedback on the intranet for all employees to see.”
A passionate yet disruptive thinker, Vineet has infused HCL with a unique brand of energetic leadership. Convinced that leadership lies at the bottom of the corporate hierarchy, his Employee First, Customer Second philosophy nurtures this talent ground up. The success of this radical transformative approach has received recognition at Harvard Business School and institutions across the world. Fortune magazine coins his leadership style as “The world’s most modern management”.
Since 2005, when he became President and later CEO of HCL Technologies, Vineet has led a remarkable turnaround that saw the company triple its revenues and income growth. The value-based leadership simultaneously resulted in the company being ranked by Hewitt Associates as the Best Employer in India and by BusinessWeek amongst the top five most influential companies in the world.
Beyond the corporate sphere, Vineet is also a founding member of the Asia Gender Parity Group at World Economic Forum (WEF), an active member of India Council for Sustainable Development (ICSD) steering committee, and has also established a non-profit organization called SAMPARK in 2004 which has a vision of "creating a million smiles" through improving the quality, infrastructure and opportunity for education to the underprivileged.
Vineet is an avid blogger. He hosts his own blog at www.vineetnayar.com and is amongst a select group of discussion leaders invited by Harvard Business Review to host a regular blog at http://discussionleader.harvardbusiness.org/nayar. This blog is aptly titled 'Inverted Wisdom.' You can also follow Vineet on twitter at http://twitter.com/vineetnayar