Cyient announced the appointment of Karthikeyan Natarajan to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). As Cyient focuses on its transformation from a service to a solutions company, underpinned by strong design-led manufacturing expertise and digital capabilities, Karthik’s appointment will bring valuable leadership to the Cyient executive team.
As President and COO, Karthik will lead global business operations management for the company, including sales, delivery, and business development as a P&L focused on multiple industry verticals such as Aerospace & Defense, Communications, Transportation, Semiconductor, Energy, Utilities, Geospatial, and Industrial.
Karthik joins Cyient with a wealth of experience in the engineering services industry, with a strong focus on product development, digital transformation, and R&D globalization.
Before Cyient, Karthik headed the Integrated Engineering Services Business for Tech Mahindra. He was instrumental in implementing global engineering strategies for Fortune 500 customers, building strong domain capability, and leading digital transformation.
Karthik is co-chair of the engineering services forum at NASSCOM and is widely recognized as a thought leader across the industry.
Speaking on the appointment, Krishna Bodanapu, Managing Director and CEO, Cyient, said, “I am excited to have Karthik join the executive team as we embark on a transformation journey from services to a solutions company, strengthening our capabilities in design-led manufacturing and digital offerings.
Karthik’s outstanding leadership will help to strengthen our current business and accelerate the transformation journey. While we are privileged to have an outstanding leadership team in place, Karthik’s addition will help us immensely in delivering industry-leading growth.”
Karthik said, “I am excited to be a part of Cyient’s next phase of the journey and look forward to working with Krishna and other leaders on the execution roadmap. The opportunity to expand around the customer’s journey in digital transformation is immense. I look forward to working with the Cyient team to accelerate growth over the next few years.”