hcltech: Sonia Eland appointed HCLTech Australia and New Zealand country head

HCLTech said on Tuesday that it has appointed Sonia Eland as executive vice president and country manager for Australia and New Zealand effective April 1, 2024. In her new role, Sonia will report to Swapan Johri, president, growth markets at HCLTech.

Sonia will be based in Sydney and takes over from Michael Horton, who will move into a consulting role after a stint of close to 10 years, during which he helped establish HCLTech as a digital technology services partner in Australia and New Zealand.

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Sonia brings with her over three decades of experience across a diverse set of industries such as consulting, technology, banking, retail and travel. Prior to joining HCLTech, she was the technology strategy and transformation partner at Deloitte Australia. In the past, she has worked with organisations such as DXC Technology, CSC, Fujitsu, Westpac and HSBC. She is an alumna of Macquarie Business School and the University of Sydney.

“We are delighted to welcome Sonia to HCLTech. I am confident that her rich experience adds immense value to our clients and our growth strategy in Australia and New Zealand,” said Johri.

“With big data, AI, IoT, cloud and cyber security playing an increasingly significant role in our day-to-day lives, businesses need trusted partners with the experience, capability and creativity to harness the full power of digital and embed resiliency, optimisation and continuous innovation into their organizations,” Eland said.

HCLTech has been operating in Australia and New Zealand for over two decades. This year, the company extended its partnerships with ANZ Bank, Cricket Australia, and agribusiness firm Elders.

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