Persistent Systems appoints Executive Director Sandeep Kalra as new CEO

– INDIA, Pune –  Persistent Systems (BSE | NSE: PERSISTENT) today announced the appointment of Sandeep Kalra as its new CEO, effective immediately.

“…The growth we see across our business is the result of a shared passion through all of Persistent for innovation and helping our clients not just meet but exceed their business expectations. We are looking forward to the next phase of our growth journey, as Sandeep Kalra takes over the CEO role. I wish him all the best and look forward to continuing to work with him on the future of Persistent.” said Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. Anand Deshpande.

About Sandeep Kalra

Sandeep joined Persistent in May 2019 as Executive Director and President of the Technology Services Unit TSU, responsible for setting the strategic direction as well as managing the sales and delivery functions for the unit. Under his leadership, the unit delivered consistent growth and profit improvement throughout his tenure. In addition, he played a key role in defining the strategy and execution plan for the company during the most significant period of growth the company has seen in some time.

Sandeep Kalra, CEO and Executive Director commented: “We delivered yet another strong quarter on the back of our strong Q1. Our continued focus on delivery excellence and expanding the value of our expertise across our accounts were the key drivers for this growth. Winning the 2020 ISG Star of Excellence speaks volumes about the strength of our strategy and client focus, as the award is based directly on client feedback. The trust placed in me by the board and Anand to be the CEO inspires me to lead the team to continued new heights and advance Persistent’s growth and leadership in the market.”

About Persistent Systems

Persistent Systems is a global solutions company delivering digital business acceleration, enterprise modernization and digital product engineering for businesses across all industries and geographies.

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