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V Laxmikanth
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V laxmikanth

Managing Director
Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited
Mr. V. Laxmikanth is the Managing Director of Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd; a wholly owned subsidiary of the US based Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BR); a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. With 50 years of experience and over 6500 associates globally, Broadridge's investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities.

At Broadridge, Laxmikanth is responsible for delivery of product development and operations from its India-based centers across Investor Communications and Securities Processing Solutions businesses. His leadership spans execution, product and technical innovation and business strategy.

Prior to the spin-off of Broadridge from ADP, he was part of the executive leadership team of ADP India since 1999. He was responsible for the delivery of Information Technology Solutions and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Services across all business verticals of ADP. Prior to ADP, he was the Director of D. E. Shaw India; a wholly owned subsidiary of the US based D. E. Shaw & Co. The D. E. Shaw group is a specialized investment and technology development firm whose activities center on various aspects of the intersection between technology and finance. Prior to D. E Shaw, he was the Assistant General Manager of Intergraph India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation, a leading provider of CAD/CAM software products and services.

His successful track record has won him numerous accolades including, being named amongst the Best CEO in the country by the Asia-Pacific HRD Congress, Women's Choice Award by the WILL Forum and India's Greatest Corporate Leader by Zee Business. Under his leadership Broadridge India has been recognized amongst the Best Employer in the country by Great Places to Work, Data Quest and Employer Branding Institute. He is also an executive member of various industry and academic forums.

A physicist by education, Laxmikanth started his career as a programmer and has in the span of 30 years, held various technical and management roles. He is a pioneer in the global delivery model in India, having established and run multiple companies over three decades such as Broadridge India, ADP India, DE Shaw India and Intergraph India.

Away from work, he is an avid reader, enjoys mythological literature, science fiction, and is a huge cricket fan as well as a keen player. He also enjoys travelling.