“The firm regrets to announce the tragic passing of Dr. Anil Pant, the company’s managing director and CEO, on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. The organization will miss the work and dynamism of Dr. Pant.
In the filing, Aptech Limited stated that “all the directors and staff of the company convey their sincere condolences to his family.”
According to his LinkedIn page, Pant took over as MD and CEO of Aptech in July 2016. In order to ensure business continuity, the company provided health updates regarding Pant on June 19 and July 18, and the board of directors established an interim committee made up of a select group of members and senior management.
The appointment of Anuj Kacker as interim CEO had been thought upon and agreed by Aptech’s Board of Directors on July 18. On June 19th, “Pant went on an indefinite absence,” the company had informed the exchange, “on account of a severe deterioration of his health.
Pant had been working in IT and communications for 15 years. He spent six years as a principal consultant for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and two years as vice president for Sify Technologies.
“Over the past 28 years, he has held strategic roles of significant operating scale and complexity, of which more than 15 years are in the IT & Communications space, handling roles of increasing responsibilities across functions like quality, sales, marketing, delivery, and product management, all culminating in P&L responsibility,” reads his bio on LinkedIn.
He “built a $100 million testing practice in five years in his most recent role at Tata Consultancy Services.”
The bio also stated that he is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Pant, a graduate of the BMS College of Engineering and Bangalore University, earned his PhD in philosophy from Lincoln University College Malaysia in 2019.