Board of Directors
Mr. Arvind Thakur is the Chief Executive Officer of NIIT Technologies Ltd., and serves as the Joint Managing Director on its board. Under his stewardship, NIIT Technologies has positioned itself as one of the top software solutions providers in select industry segments with operations across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Mr. Thakur graduated in engineering from the premier Indian Institute of Technology in India. Thereafter he pursued post-graduation in Industrial Engineering from NITIE in Mumbai. He started his career as an Industrial Engineer with BHEL, a large engineering corporation with work specialization in systems.
He joined NIIT Ltd. in 1985 as a member of the core team, and has since then been handling key organisational roles. He was the President of its Software business before it was demerged to form NIIT Technologies Ltd. He serves on the boards of the company<92>s overseas subsidiaries and domestic joint venture with ESRI Inc., a global technology leader in the GIS domain.
He is also a Director in an innovative venture, Hole-in-the Wall Education Ltd. that enables technology to be deployed to educate the masses. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of the BPO subsidiary NIIT Smart Serve Ltd.
Recently Mr Thakur was appointed on the Board of Management of NIIT University, a not for profit institution established in Rajasthan, India.
Lalit Dhingra joined NIIT Technologies, Inc., a leading global IT solutions provider, in 1991. He is responsible for growing the company's North American operations by building innovative business models that will enable it to continue on its double-digit growth path.
He is regularly quoted in leading publications such as Fortune, the Wall Street Journal and CIO Magazine on executable strategies and transformational models in the technology services industry, has been tapped to speak at Ivy League schools to mentor students and working executives, and represented India's chair for the ICT Conference at the United Nations in 2009.
Craig S. Mitchell
Craig Mitchell serves as senior vice president, finance secretary and treasurer. He holds an accounting degree from Augusta College and a master of accountancy (tax option) from the University of Georgia. He is also a certified public accountant.
Prior to joining Morris in 1994, Craig Mitchell was employed by Deloitte Haskins & Sells in its tax department, and later by President Baking Company as its treasurer.