About the Author
Mr. Ganesh Ayyar, CEO and Executive Director Mr. Ayyar, a distinguished leader in the IT services industry, joined Mphasis as its CEO and Executive Director in January 2009. He has been instrumental in leading Mphasis to the Billion dollar Revenue club. Mphasis was recognized by Outlook Money as the 'Best Value Creator' among Large Caps that year. In June 2013, Ayyar was recognized for his work and conferred the 'THOUGHT LEADER' by Stars of the Industry. Ayyar was awarded the Viewer's Choice Award at the 10th CNBC Asia Business Leader Awards 2011. He was selected for this prestigious award by CNBC's viewers in Asia Pacific region. Ayyar is focused on transforming Mphasis to be a global company with industry vertical focus. As part of this transformation, Mphasis has effected four strategic acquisitions - AIGSS (AIG’s IT captive in India), Fortify (a company focused on Infrastructure services and platforms), Wyde Corporation (An IP lead software vendor serving the Global Insurance Industry), and most recently Digital Risk (Largest independent provider of Risk, Compliance and Transaction Management solutions for US residential mortgages), fully based out of US. Market viewed this acquisition as innovative and with foresight. Mr. Ayyar is acknowledged for creating an employee friendly environment. He promotes an open door culture that put great focus on employees and transparent communications. His laser focus on grooming Front Line Managers to be future leaders won him 'India Talent management' award at the CNBC TV18 India Business Leader Awards in 2011. A firm believer of contributing to the society, Mr. Ayyar has championed several Corporate Social Responsibility causes especially the employment of people with disabilities at the workplace. Today over 400 people with disabilities have been employed by Mphasis. With his executive sponsorship, the company has won several awards for its inclusion policy. Mr. Ayyar won the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2010 in the category of Diversity and Inclusion. He received the award from Hon'ble Finance Minister of India Sri Pranab Mukerjee. Most recently, Economic Times- Corporate Dossier recognizes Mr . Ayyar among 25 Most Effective CEOs . Corporate LiveWire honored Mphasis with 2015 Innovation & Excellence Award and Mr. Ayyar the most Innovative CEO.