Virtusa Corporation, an American IT services firm, has appointed Santosh Thomas as Chief Executive Officer. He takes over from the company’s co-founder and CEO Kris Canekeratne, who announced his transition from the business in May 2021.
As a business leader and technologist, Santosh Thomas has a proven track record for building and managing multi-billion dollar businesses and leading expansion into new markets. Santosh obtained his degree in marketing and finance from XLRI (Xavier School of Management) Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Santosh Thomas said, “I am honored and excited to start my journey as the CEO of Virtusa. Thank you, Baring Private Equity Asia and the Board of Directors for entrusting me with this opportunity. Together with the ethics and values that shape our organization, I am positive we will innovate and inspire team members, clients, and partners. I look forward to working with our team, our clients, and our partners as we continue to build on our strong digital capabilities and create world-class solutions for our customers”.