Larsen & Toubro appoints ex-Cognizant executive Ajay Bhutoria as CEO for ‘L&T-NxT’

Larsen & Toubro has appointed former Cognizant executive Ajay Bhutoria as Chief Executive for ‘L&T-NxT’, a strategic initiative announced by the company in March, the engineering major said Thursday.

L&T-Nxt aims to use new technologies, digitization and analytics to commercially provide industrial solutions by tapping on opportunities as companies move towards ‘Industry 4.0’.

Prior to this, Bhutoria was the global head of markets for retail, consumer goods, travel and hospitality at Cognizant.

JD Patil, whole-time director and senior executive vice president for L&T’s defence business and L&T-NxT said that Bhutoria’s appointment will help L&T NxT become a “globally best-in-class solutions provider for industrial digitalization by leveraging L&T’s diverse expertise across engineering domains.”

Bhutoria will operate from Edison, New Jersey office and will oversee the global network of L&T-NxT offices to fulfill digitalization needs of the global clients.