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Manish Vyas: IT services firm Prodapt appoints former Tech Mahindra exec Manish Vyas


Former Tech Mahindra senior executive Manish Vyas has joined homegrown private equity-backed IT services firm Prodapt as an executive director and also as a member of the company’s board, Prodapt announced on Wednesday.

In 2019, private equity firm Affirma Capital, operated by senior leadership of Standard Chartered Private Equity, had picked up a minority stake in Prodapt for $75 million.

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Vyas, who joins Chennai-headquartered Prodapt after a 23-year-plus tenure at Tech Mahindra, will guide the leadership team to drive strategic initiatives, the statement by Prodapt said.

“With a comprehensive background spanning IT, business process, network services, systems integration, consulting, and large deal outsourcing, Manish brings a wealth of experience in delivering innovative solutions to achieve critical client objectives,” it added.

Vyas quit Tech Mahindra, India’s fifth-largest software services firm, on November 17 last year.

At Tech Mahindra, Vyas was the president of the communications, media, and entertainment (CME) business, and also held leadership roles as CEO of Network Services and BPO business units. In addition, as COO for strategic businesses like Experience Design & Digital Engineering, he provided strategic guidance to drive industry-leading growth.

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“With his exceptional track record as a visionary leader, Manish brings strategic thinking and innovative solutions that have successfully guided numerous global Communications Service Providers and large technology companies through their digital transformations. His joining Prodapt comes at a pivotal moment as we march towards our plans of achieving $1 billion in revenues,” said Vedant Jhaver, founder and chairman of Prodapt.Part of the 130-year-old business conglomerate The Jhaver Group, Prodapt is specialised in the communications and connectedness industry providing end-to-end IT/software architecture consulting, application development, systems integration, testing, maintenance and support solutions to its telecom and cable clients.

It employs over 6,000 technology and domain experts in 30-plus countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Last year in May, Prodapt announced that it was expanding its Panamanian operations through a $7 million investment.

“I’m energised to join the Prodapt Board and the leadership team, where I get to do what I enjoy the most: solve customer problems at scale through innovation and technology. At Prodapt, we’ll disrupt the status quo by leveraging AI & emerging tech while prioritizing our people and our planet. I fully share Vedant’s vision of making Prodapt a globally recognized tech powerhouse, solving meaningful problems with cutting-edge solutions,” Vyas said on his appointment.


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