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HCL Infosystems appoints two new directors

Staff writer | New Delhi, India | February 18, 2014
HCL InfosystemsFebruary 18, 2014, New Delhi, India - HCL Infosystems, a hardware and systems integrator, announced the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors, Sangeeta Talwar and Kaushik Dutta on its board.
Mrs. Talwar is a well-known business leader with a remarkable career spanning more than 30 years. She had set up businesses, built iconic brands and managed companies across diverse areas. She has served on the Board of Directors of Tata Tea Ltd., Tata Coffee Ltd., Eight O’clock Coffee (USA), Oriental Hotels and Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd.

Mrs. Talwar started her career in Nestle and had also held leading positions such as - the CEO and MD of Mattel India, Executive Director for Tata Tea Limited, President-South Asia for the Tata Beverages Group and Managing Director of NDDB Dairy Services. She was instrumental in creating the 'Maggi' phenomenon, the first instant food product in the country and also launching the 'Jaago Re' campaign for Tata Tea.

Mrs. Talwar has won various accolades and distinctions over the years. She was acknowledged in Business Today’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Indian Business (2007, 2009 & 2010) and as The India Today Woman in the Corporate World in 2010. A very well-known speaker on Leadership and Diversity initiatives, she has also received the Women Super Achievers Award for excellent contribution to Social Marketing.

Mr. Dutta is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India with more than 25 years of rich and varied experience. He retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers after spending more than 22 years in the practice out of which 17 years have been as a partner. In PwC, he has been a member of the India Leadership Team of PwC, managed the India Advisory Board of PwC, national IFRS leader, Corporate Governance Practice leader, a partner with the Global Capital Markets Group of PwC International amongst other national and global roles.

Mr. Dutta is associated as an expert on corporate governance with The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. He has also worked with various international organizations such as the Conference Board of the U.S.A., Asian Development Bank, Institute of Directors UK, Asian Institute of Corporate Governance, the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, CII, etc.

Mr. Dutta has been a visiting faculty at IIM-Lucknow and IIM-Calcutta. He, along with some of his ex-colleagues has also founded Thought Arbitrage Research Institute, an independent not-for-profit research think tank working in areas of corporate governance, public policy and sustainability.