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New Dell president to head 10,000 strong Application Services workforce

10 Jun 2014

Dell Services has appointed Prasad Thrikutam as president and global head, Application Services, tasked with leading a global team of nearly 10,000 employees.

Responsible for driving Dell’s Application Services business across all vertical industry segments, Thrikutam, a 22-year industry, veteran joins Dell from Infosys.

“This is an important time for Dell as well as for the IT services industry," says Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell."Our Application Services business that Prasad will lead presents a great opportunity for Dell as we help our customers modernize and take advantage of digital transformation opportunities.

“Prasad is a proven leader who joins a strong Services executive team. His addition to Dell’s leadership is another example of the investments we’re making in growing the Services business.”

Thrikutam will report to Suresh Vaswani, president of Dell Services, and will be based at Dell Services’ headquarters in Plano - starting work on July 28.

Thrikutam previously spent 18 years in multiple executive leadership roles at Infosys, while formerly head of Infosys Americas and the global head for the $1.4 billion Energy, Utilities, Telecom and Services business unit.

“I am thrilled to have Prasad join my leadership team,” Vaswani adds.

“Over the last few years, we have built an application services powerhouse.

“We continue to invest in innovative capabilities that resonate with the top priorities of our customers -- developing next generation applications to leverage digital technologies, legacy modernisation and SaaS-based services.

“Prasad's impressive strategic expertise and his proven experience in driving industry-leading growth and margins across multiple verticals globally will help Dell continue to grow and help our customers as they transform their business.”