Vineet Nayyar

Current Position

Former Executive Vice-Chairman, Tech Mahindra

Founder & Trustee, Plaksha University


Williams College, Massachusetts (Masters, Development Economics)


In a career spanning over 40 years, Vineet has worked with the Government of India, international multilateral agencies and in the corporate sector (both public and private). Vineet started his career with the Indian Administrative Service and held a series of senior positions, including that of a District Magistrate, Secretary, Agriculture & Rural Development for the Government of Haryana and Director, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India. He has also worked with the World Bank for 10 years in a series of assignments as the Chief for the Energy, Infrastructure and the Finance Divisions for East Asia and Pacific. He was the founding Chairman and Managing Director of the state-owned Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) and has served as the Managing Director of HCL Corporation Ltd., and as the Vice Chairman of HCL Technologies Ltd. He was also a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HCL Perot Systems. Vineet was awarded the Ernst and Young - Entrepreneur of the year [Manager], for the year 2013.