May 18, 2010

Patni appoints Frank Khoshnoud to head its Manufacturing business

Mumbai: Patni Computer Systems Ltd has announced the appointment of Frank Khoshnoud as Senior Vice-President and Head of Manufacturing, Retail and Distribution (MRD) Industry Vertical. Frank is an industry veteran with 25 years of experience in the technology and consulting industry and joins Patni from Satyam, where he served as Senior Vice-President and Head of Global Automotive Business Group.

At Patni, Frank will be responsible for expanding and fortifying business for the MRD vertical. This is a part of Patni’s larger strategy to drive vertical and micro-vertical growth, by increasing domain penetration and focus.

Commenting on the development, Vijay Khare, EVP and Global Head of Industry Verticals, Patni said, “Frank brings a deep level of domain and management expertise which will be invaluable to our MRD practice - one of Patni’s largest vertical industry contributors. With his appointment, we are confident of exploiting latent opportunities in this area as part of our micro-verticalization strategy to address the requirements of global MRD corporations.”

On joining Patni, Frank Khoshnoud said, “Patni’s leadership in the manufacturing vertical is undisputed across the industry. I look forward to contribute to this track record and play a major role in our micro-verticalization strategy and further deepening our reach in MRD.”

During his career, Frank has held leadership positions across global conglomerates such as Ernst & Young Consulting & Digital Equipment Corporation. He has also been a trusted advisor to senior executives of leading Fortune 100 companies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Sussex University, England and a Masters Degree in Computer and Information Sciences from Oakland University, Michigan.