Vineet Nayar the CEO of the $2.3 billion HCL Technologies Ltd leads a team of 54,443 professionals in 26 countries to drive growth in the IT Services industry. He serves on the board of the company as a whole time Director. Vineet has instituted several radical programs that began a quiet transformation across the organization. His mantra of "Employee First" and a strong belief in value-based leadership has been recognized globally. Fortune Magazine has articulated his leadership style as "The World’s Most Modern Management" and the London Business School calls him "the leader of organizational Innovation". Harvard Business School (HBS) has written a case study on the Transformation at HCL, based on his innovative and radical leadership. The case study is being taught in the Strategy and Leadership classes at Harvard. With his strong strategic vision and truly global outlook, Vineet has charted a defining growth path for HCL Technologies, and in a short time span, catapulted the organization to being one of the fastest growing companies in the Indian IT landscape. Under his leadership, HCL Technologies has made it to the fastest growing "Business Week Top 100 Tech companies" (2007). IDC recognizes Vineet as having "the most cohesive and articulate vision" in the IT services sector". Starting his career with HCL as a senior management trainee in 1985, Vineet has held leadership positions in sales and strategic marketing, and was the CEO of the infrastructure business before he took on his present role.