COMMITTED TO ENSURING BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND STAKEHOLDER CARE DURING THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME
Announces Management Changes Effective March 1, 2020
Bengaluru, India – February 14, 2020: Mindteck (India) Limited (BSE: 517344 and NSE: MINDTECK), a global engineering and technology solutions company, today reported its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ending December 31, 2019.
The company’s consolidated revenue for the quarter stood at Rs. 68.83 crores as against Rs. 68.06 crores for the previous quarter ended September 30, 2019. Net loss for the quarter (before tax, exceptional and/or extraordinary items) stood at Rs. 1.15 crores against a loss of Rs. 1.27 crores for the previous quarter. Total loss for the quarter was Rs. 21.83 crores, including an exceptional non-cash item of Rs. 21.57 crores relating to impairment of Goodwill of one of its subsidiaries, as against a loss of Rs. 0.57 crores for the previous quarter.
Continued Financial Strength and Momentum
Yusuf Lanewala, Non-Executive Chairman, commented, “Despite contending with ongoing market competition and margin compression, the company continues to have the financial strength to explore growth opportunities, invest in newer technologies, and build a more robust talent pool.”
Sanjeev Kathpalia, CEO and Managing Director, added, “We are also fortunate to be seeing continued momentum in the areas of cloud analytics, IoT and automation. The pipeline spans across geographies and beyond the transactional deal type that so predominates the current environment.”
New Executives at the Helm
During the meeting held earlier today, the Board also announced that Mr. Sanjeev Kathpalia, CEO and Managing Director, will leave at the end of his contract period. Mr. Anand Balakrishnan, COO and Interim CFO, will take the helm of steering the future growth of Mindteck effective March 1, 2020. Additionally, Mr. Ramachandra M.S., Mindteck’s current Vice President -- Finance, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer effective March 1, 2020.
Speaking on behalf of the Board, Mr. Yusuf Lanewala, Non-Executive Chairman, commented, “Over the past three years, Sanjeev’s contributions have served the company well. During his three-year term, Sanjeev led two restructurings and accelerated client interactions, notably paving the way for improved competitive advantage and business alignment around the expectations of our clients for years to come.”
Anand Balakrishnan is a highly accomplished financial management and accounting executive with over two decades of experience at leading organizations, such as PwC, KPMG, and Jardine Lloyd Thomson. He was previously Mindteck’s Chief Financial Officer from September 2014 to July 2017. Prior to re-joining Mindteck as Chief Operating Officer in January 2019, Anand held the position of Controller for South Asia at GE Healthcare.
Ramachandra M.S. is a Chartered Accountant with over 13 years of extensive experience in finance, including corporate accounting, strategy, reporting and progressive team building. Prior to serving as Mindteck’s Financial Controller from March 2013 to September 2017, he contributed at Bosch India Limited as Corporate Internal Auditor and at Consero Global Solutions as Delivery Engagement Manager. In July 2019, he left Spera Management Pvt. Limited as a Management Consultant to become our Vice President – Finance.
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Mindteck is a global engineering and technology solutions company devoted to delivering knowledge that matters to help clients compete, innovate and propel forward along the digital continuum. The company’s legacy expertise in Embedded Systems, Enterprise Applications and Testing, together with its Analytics, Cloud, IoT, and Automation solutions, ensure clients’ R&D and technology investments are maximized. Since its establishment in 1991, Mindteck’s clientele has included top-tier Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, leading universities, and government entities. It is publicly traded on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE 517344) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE Mindteck). Office Locations: India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Germany, Bahrain, United Kingdom, United States and Canada. Development Centers: Singapore and India (Kolkata and Bengaluru). Founding Member: ‘The Atlas of Economic Complexity’ for the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University. www.mindteck.com