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Bengaluru, NFAPost: Persistent Systems (BSE and NSE : Persistent) announced that Christopher (Chris) O’Connor, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Persistent Systems Limited, has resigned through letter dated August 9, 2020, effective immediately for personal reasons.

The resignation has been accepted by the Company. The Board thanks Chris for his contribution to the Company and bringing about changes which will help the Company continue its growth journey.

Chris O’Connor said he very much appreciates the opportunity to be part of Persistent and over the past year and a half, the team has done significant work to strengthen operational and offering capabilities to better serve a rapidly expanding client base. 

Building capabilities

“At a personal level, I’ve held multiple interests beyond technology, and the Pandemic, with its constraints on travel contributing to improved personal health, have given me ample time to appreciate those life’s blessings.  It’s with excitement that I look forward to those endeavours on the back of Persistent’s best quarter ever.   I wish the entire Persistent community well and wish everyone the very best,” said Chris O’Connor.

Commenting on the resignation, Persistent Systems Chairman and Managing Director Anand Deshpande said the company is thankful to Chris for his contribution to Persistent over the last eighteen months. 

“He helped in building out certain capabilities and improved positioning to tap the opportunities, which helped us achieve a good quarter under difficult circumstances. On behalf of the Board and the Company, I wish Chris all the best in his future endeavors,” said Persistent Systems Chairman and Managing Director Anand Deshpande.

Solution leader

With 11,000 employees around the world, Persistent is a global solutions leader, delivering digital business acceleration and enterprise modernization for businesses across industries and geographies. Persistent’s size and experience gives it the ability to scale quickly to meet the needs of enterprise customers.

Persistent has thousands of professionals with containerization and cloud deployment experience from hundreds of projects undertaken every year across AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, and IBM Cloud. This gives the company the capacity to rapidly scale teams to deploy workloads on Red Hat OpenShift depending on the client’s needs.

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