August 2, 2017
New Delhi, Delhi, India
NIIT Ltd today announced that Mr. Sapnesh Lalla who has been leading NIIT’s Global Corporate Business, has assumed charge as the Chief Executive Officer of the company from August 1, 2017.
As the CEO of NIIT, Sapnesh’s focus would be to drive forward strategies aligned to the requirements of the economy that is witnessing digital disruption.
Welcoming Mr. Sapnesh Lalla as the CEO, Mr. Vijay Thadani, Vice Chairman & MD, NIIT Limited said, “We are delighted to have Sapnesh Lalla taking charge of the company at a time when our business transformation initiatives have started to yield results and the company is firmly back on a growth path. With his global experience and keen understanding of disruptions that the economy is currently undergoing, Sapnesh will be responsible for establishing NIIT as a leader in the digital learning space.”
“Over the last three decades we have built a strong pipeline of leaders. Sapnesh has enjoyed a 25 year long tenure with a number of accomplishments including taking NIIT’s Corporate Learning Group to new heights. I heartily congratulate Sapnesh and I am confident that his appointment will give a further thrust to the growth drive of NIIT,” added Mr. Thadani.
Sapnesh joined NIIT in 1992 as a Project Lead in the Learning Content Development team and has since held various management and leadership roles in product management, customer support, channel development, sales, and support functions.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Sapnesh served as the President of NIIT’s Global Corporate Business, which constitutes nearly seventy percent of NIIT’s total business. He led critical initiatives for the expansion of the company in North America and Europe including significant acquisitions like Cognitive Arts and Element K. Under his leadership, NIIT has grown to become a leading global learning outsourcing solutions provider with its Managed Training Services offering.
“The world is going through a spate of very substantial disruptions. “Digital” is changing how we and our customers do and will do everything. The millennial workforce works and learns differently. Soon we will have an average lifespan of 100 years. Education and Training are the best known enablers of change. As I look ahead, I see a great opportunity for us to create new value for our customers and grow.” said Mr. Sapnesh Lalla, CEO, NIIT Limited.
Sapnesh is an Electronics and Communications Engineer, and received his Executive Education at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He was selected into the prestigious Managing Director’s Quality Club and has the distinction of receiving the coveted Global Leadership Award twice in 2001 and 2010.
NIIT is a leading Skills and Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world’s leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 40 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe – Corporate Learning Group, Skills & Careers Group and MindChampion Learning Systems Limited.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The Skills & Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Digital Transformation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. As NIIT’s wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative – MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), provides futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprising, interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School – an Education Resource Planning software. The Training.com learning platform is an NIIT initiative for advanced career programs, which are delivered live by industry experts in an immersive and interactive online mode, combining instructor-led classrooms with the convenience of accessing the training sessions from anywhere.
As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 5th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2017), NIIT’s learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past nine consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT has also been featured as the ‘Most Respected Education Company’- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World. NIIT.tv – a disruptive innovation by NIIT, won the prestigious award for ‘Educational Technology, at the Indo-American Education Summit 2016.