President – Next Gen Service
Kunal Purohit


Kunal is President – Next Gen Service Line at Tech Mahindra. The Next Gen Service Line brings together our capabilities in cloud, data, artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, and emerging technologies such as blockchain and metaverse with innovation and consulting services. 

Kunal also serves on the Mahindra Group's Technology Council, the Tech Visionary Council, which influences key technology decisions at the group level. 

Kunal joined Tech Mahindra in late 2021 as the Chief Digital Services Officer. In this role, he led the company's solutions and capability units, fostering thought leadership in new offerings, managing partnerships with key software companies, and driving growth. He also participated on the Tech Mahindra executive team, contributing to strategic decisions across both organic (Wave 2) and inorganic (Wave 4) digital businesses. In Wave 4 Tech Mahindra incubated its own startups to generate value in target markets.

Prior to joining Tech Mahindra, Kunal spent close to 19 years with HCL Tech where, in his last role with the company, he headed the company’s Digital & Analytics Business and Practice in Europe. 

Kunal is passionate about building high-performing organizations that leverage next-generation technologies to address complex business problems and achieve desired outcomes. He draws inspiration from sports and startups, particularly their emphasis on daily improvement and agility.

In 2023, The Entrepreneur (media group and magazine) recognized Kunal as one of the top 25 Tech Trailblazers in India for his contributions to the technology industry, particularly his work in modern technologies. During his time at HCL, he received several accolades, most notably the CEO Award for breakthrough service offering development. Kunal is also a member of the Nasscom North India Chapter.

Kunal did his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Indore and attained his Engineering Degree from National Institute of Technology, Allahabad.