Prateek Aggarwal was instrumental in expanding the Products and Platforms division at HCL, making a significant impact on its growth.
Prateek Aggarwal, an accomplished CFO, holds a prominent position at HCL Technologies, India’s third-largest IT company. As the Chief Financial Officer, Aggarwal assumes responsibility for managing the financial aspects of the tech giant, which boasts a market capitalization of Rs 2.98 lakh crore.
In 2018, HCL Tech appointed Prateek Aggarwal as its CFO, marking his second tenure with the company. Prior to that, Aggarwal served as the Head of Finance for the Software Division at HCL from 2005 to 2008. Throughout his illustrious career, Aggarwal has held positions at numerous renowned companies.
Aggarwal completed his schooling at Delhi Public School, RK Puram, located in the national capital. He pursued his BCom degree from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) at Delhi University. He commenced his professional journey at HUL and remained there for almost 12 years before joining Genpact. Following his tenure at Genpact, Aggarwal worked for HCL and subsequently held positions at AB Minacs and Hexaware Technologies. However, he returned to HCL in 2012. On his LinkedIn profile, Aggarwal describes his experience at AB Minacs as a “cultural mismatch,” leading him to leave the company after just four months.
At HCL, Aggarwal is responsible for driving strategic financial and operational initiatives. He has played a pivotal role in expanding the Products and Platforms business, while also leading Mergers and Acquisitions from both financial and legal perspectives. As the CFO of the IT giant, Aggarwal faced the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the HCL Annual Report, he received a gross salary of Rs 5.82 crore in 2022. Additionally, he was granted 57,623 restricted stock units (RSUs) during the year, based on his performance and tenure, with an exercise price of Rs 2 per RSU.