Arvind Thakur has been the CEO, Vice Chairman & Managing Director at NIIT Technologies Ltd, a global IT solutions organization which was spun off from NIIT Ltd in 2004. He led the company since inception to be among the top IT Services providers with a market capitalization of over USD 1 billion. In 2012 he was conferred the prestigious global Gold Stevie Award as “Executive of the Year” in the Computer Services category. Currently he serves as Senior Adviser to the Board.
He also serves on the Board of Management of NIIT University, a not for profit institution.
Mr Thakur is active in many industry forums. He is an elected member of the NASSCOM Executive Council and has served the association in various capacities including as Chairman Domestic Council and also Chairman of Finance & Investment Committee. He is the Chairman of National Committee on IPR at the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
Mr Thakur graduated in engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, where he received the Institute Silver medal. He pursued Post Graduation in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai and started his work career with BHEL. Thereafter, post a brief stint with a startup teamed up with the founders of NIIT in 1985.
His leisure time is engaged in golf.