STL has onboarded Praveen Cherian as the CEO for network services business and Raman Venkatraman as the CEO for software business.

Prior to joining STL, Cherian served as executive vice president and head of infrastructure services, India and South East Asia, IBM. He has also held directorial positions on the board of reputed IT services and software companies.

Meanwhile, Venkatraman has served Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as senior vice president and global head for hi-tech and professional services. He has also served as global head for partnerships and alliances, and has assumed multiple leadership roles across geographies throughout his career spanning close to three decades.

Cherian and Venkatraman will take over the responsibility from KS Rao. Rao will now assume the role of chief corporate officer, STL, leading key partner and ecosystem alliances, driving global policy advocacy and enabling group level legal framework.

With these changes, STL has built a global leadership team, which will unleash non-linear growth for all its business areas and elevate the company’s position in the market.

Commenting on the new leadership team structure, Ankit Agarwal, managing director, STL, said, “I am thrilled to welcome two senior, statured technology leaders, Praveen and Raman to take on the mantle for services and software businesses. I also take this opportunity to congratulate KS on his new role and wish him all the very best. I am confident that together we will unlock our next phase of technology leadership and transform billions of lives through digital networks.”

Meanwhile, Cherian, said, “Digital networks are shaping the lives of billions across the globe and STL is playing a pivotal role in this endeavor by building world-class digital infrastructure. I look forward to accelerating this growth trajectory and scaling the network services business to newer heights.

Also, Venkatraman, said, “STL has a strong promise for growth given the passionate people, ground breaking technology and extensive market opportunities. I am delighted to join the organization and drive deep customer engagements with an experience rich portfolio of software products and technology services leveraging the larger group investments with collaborative technology ecosystems and industry domain capabilities, while augmenting the core capabilities of the software business.”

Speaking on the executive leadership expansion, Rao, said, “With several recent acquisitions and a very experienced leadership team, STL is poised for even greater success. I extend a warm welcome to Praveen and Raman and look forward to STL taking big leaps in creating a world-class digital future.”