Persistent Systems, a global Digital Engineering and Enterprise Modernization leader, has announced leadership change. The organisation has announced the expansion of its executive leadership team with the addition of four industry leaders.
Persistent welcomed Ayon Banerjee as chief strategy and growth officer, Dhanashree Bhat as the chief operating officer, Rajiv Sodhi as senior vice president – Hyperscaler Business & Strategic Alliances, and Sumit Arora joined the company as Senior Vice President. Arora is responsible for setting up and driving the consulting practice.
Ayon comes with rich technology experience, combining a unique blend of operational expertise with a consulting heritage. He will be responsible for shaping Persistent’s corporate strategy and execution. Additionally, he will spearhead non-linear growth, encompassing M&A, investments, growth through private equity channels, and large deals, fuelling Persistent’s next phase of expansion.
Ayon has joined Persistent from Boston Consulting Group where he worked as managing director and Partner. He worked closely with multiple IT and engineering services clients globally on strategy formulation and growth acceleration.
Dhanashree Bhat will lead IT, administration and facilities, learning & development, enterprise risk management, ESG, and delivery excellence. She comes with diverse experience from multiple leadership roles at Tech Mahindra over the last two decades. In her last role, she served as chief delivery officer of the Communications, Media and Telecom (CMT) group.
Rajiv Sodhi who comes with extensive experience at Microsoft will be responsible for scaling global GTM. Before Microsoft, he served as chief executive officer at GoDaddy India.
Sumit Arora who comes to Persistent with extensive experience in consulting and technology services is expected to play a crucial role in helping clients develop strategies to modernize core business operations, with a strong emphasis on enhancing customer experience and digital capabilities. He has joined Persistent from Wells Fargo, where he was senior vice president – Enterprise Payments Strategy and Planning.