Accolite has appointed HCL Co-founder Arjun Malhotra as chairman to its advisory board.

Commenting on the development, Leela Kaza, chief executive officer (CEO), Accolite, said, “I am looking forward to welcome Arjun Malhotra to the Accolite advisory board. I am confident that the collaboration between myself, Malhotra, fellow company leaders and board members will equip Accolite to accelerate its growth across the key verticals. BFSI continues to be our corner stone of growth and our aspiration is to generate $100 million annual revenue in the BFSI vertical by 2023. Malhotra’s rich expertise, strategic insights and network across the board will immensely benefit Accolite not only in terms of scaling up but also in attracting top notch talent which is critical to our future vision.”

On his appointment to the board, Malhotra, chairman, advisory board, Accolite, said, “Accolite have done a very interesting job till now, they have marquee customers and have built a good organisation. My objective is how I can create more jobs in India, so I thought here is an opportunity to help a company that is at a somewhat unique (stage) to grow to that size and to meet my own objectives.”

Malhotra has served as chairman of Headstrong’s Board of Directors. Prior to Headstrong he was CEO and chairman of TechSpan, which merged with Headstrong in October 2003.