Member, MEPSC

Vice Chairman and MD, NIIT Ltd

Mr. Vijay Kumar Thadani received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1972. He is currently the President & CEO of NIIT Limited, a global IT Solutions corporation, as well as the Chairman of NIIT (USA) Inc.

After completing his studies. Shri Thadani worked as a Product Engineer at the National Radio & Electrical Co. Ltd., Bombay. Thereafter, in 1974. he joined Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd., Trivandrum where he was responsible for the sales and service of consumer & industrial electronics products.

In 1981, Shri Thadani co-founded NIIT along with Shri Rajendra S. Pawar and since then NIIT has become a leader in the IT Solutions arena with projected revenue of US$200 million for 1998-99. He spearheaded NIITs Initial Public Offering in 1993 and NIIT became the first listed Indian IT Company whose market capitalization crossed USS 1 billion, in 1998.

Shri Thadani has been leading NIITs globalization since 1991. He has taken the NIIT Flag to over 30 countries through 20 subsidiaries and three joint ventures. His strategic alliance initiatives have led to NIIT forging around 50 upstream alliances with cutting technology providers like Microsoft and Computer Associates, and downstream alliances with over 750 channel partners. Today, under Shri Thadani’s leadership, NIIT is leveraging its unique business model to develop e-commerce applications for prestigious clients in the USA, Europe, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region.

Shri Thadani is skilled in translating technology into a language that senior corporate managers can understand and successfully adapt to suit their industry. He has played a pioneering role in converting India’s vast reservoir of trained English-speaking manpower into a global IT resource. Through his unique vision at NIIT synergizing software development and IT training, he has created a knowledge corporation.