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Focus on Client Relationships
Vimali Swamy
Friday, May 30, 2008
Makarand Teje, who was COO of AppLabs earlier, has now been appointed as the CEO of the company. Teje has over 18 years of experience in the global IT industry covering P&L management, business development, operations, program management, and strategic marketing. Prior to joining AppLabs, he worked at Wipro for about 15 years during which he worked on multiple assignments for its Indian as well as international businesses. During his last assignment at Wipro, he led the global insurance industry business of about $ 150 million in size.

An Electrical Engineer, Teje has an MBA in Marketing from the Mumbai University. Under his leadership, AppLabs is well poised to focus on client relationships as well as global delivery operations. Talking about the challenges of heading a global company, Teje said one of his prime focuses would be creating a leadership talent pipeline that can relate to cultural, social, and business issues in a true global context.

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