President - Communications Business, Americas


Abhishek is President – Communications Business, Americas. He leads Tech Mahindra’s America Communications business, which includes all communications technology and service providers including cable and fiber companies. He also chairs the Global Telecom Leadership Council at Tech Mahindra that harvests thought leadership from industry experience across the globe and drives a unified market positioning. With more than two decades of experience leading within the technology space, Abhishek consults extensively on solving native industry problems with digitalization as an enabler.

Abhishek’s current role at Tech Mahindra involves leading the business with the objective of simplifying digital transformation journey, as well as directly influencing growth, business cycle times, and productivity of client organizations while keeping pace with the speed of technology disruptions.

Prior to Tech Mahindra, Abhishek was Senior Vice President – Hi-Tech Industry Lead and Global Head for a professional services business unit, Enterprise Studio—at HCL. This was a first-of-its-kind studio that was set up by Abhishek that provided end-to-end lifecycle services for technology product companies to ensure better success and adoption of technologies. He has also headed HCL’s North America telecom industry vertical, steering the focus on ‘software defined’ journeys for telecommunication firms. In his earlier stints, he incubated HCL’s North American Life Sciences business and front-ended multiple strategic acquisitions of competencies and led HCL’s Digital and Brand Marketing functions.

He continues to be strong proponent of the process of learning through engaging case studies and lectures at leading institutions, including the Harvard Business School, Stern School of Business, Imperial College of London, and IIM Lucknow, amongst others, on subjects ranging from brand to human technology.

Abhishek has a bachelor’s degree in Control and Instrumentation and a master’s in business administration from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.