Achal Kataria, the former global head of technology at EXL Services, has joined Ness Digital Engineering as SVP and CIO. Kataria takes up the new role after spending over a decade at EXL at various leadership roles.
Ness is a global provider of digital transformation solutions and a portfolio company of The Rohatyn Group.
As a business technology leader with more than 25 years of experience, Kataria has worked with some of the top names in the IT/ITeS and outsourcing industry including Tech Mahindra, Genpact, and Flextronic Software Systems.
At EXL, he was responsible for driving digital transformation initiatives of the company. In his role as VP & Global Head of Technology, he drove the company’s digital enterprise strategy and roadmap through Cloud, Mobility and Social and business gross margin improvement through technology-led automation.
Kataria is a digital transformation specialist, a cloud evangelist and has driven several business-aligned deployment models throughout his career. He has spearheaded several technology transformation and automation initiatives, with a key focus on enhancing return on outsourcing, productivity, customer experience and top line/bottom line growth.
He comes with unique skill sets and operating leadership experience in evangelising new solutions for business and clients for revenue growth and building partnerships with stakeholders to develop profitable service offerings. He has managed large teams cutting across business units and Geographies. He is well-versed with IT outsourcing industry, players and trends, overall organization strategy on outsourcing, vendor/ partner management, managing delivery & operations and has comprehensive expertise in IT Managed Services, Remote Infrastructure Management, IT Operations and service delivery, P&L management, transition and customer relationship management