An industry veteran takes over the leadership of a fast-growing software engineering services company

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Encora, a global provider of next-generation product engineering, today announced the appointment of Anand Birje as CEO effective May 15, 2023. Birje will work working closely with Encora’s founding CEO, Venu Raghavan, who remains with the company as Executive Chairman. Birje joins Encora from HCL Tech, where he most recently served as President of the Digital Business Services division.

“It is a great honor for me to welcome Anand to Encora as our next CEO. His deep experience in fast-growing technology and scaling global companies through exponential growth make him the ideal leader for Encora.” said Venu Raghavan, founder and CEO of Encora. “I am personally encouraged to entrust the future of Encora, a company I have been privileged to build, to a leader with Anand’s experience, insight, integrity and compassion. I look forward to working closely with Anand to help drive Anand’s strategic priorities forward.” encora.”

“I am delighted to join Encora, one of the fastest growing digital engineering services companies in the world,” said Birje. “As new and emerging digital technologies transform the global economy, there is a growing need for technology partners with expertise in all technical, strategic and industry-specific domains. Encora stands as a model of what is possible when the Unmatched technical expertise is cultivated in a people-centric culture that is truly global and authentically diverse.”

During his time at HCL, Birje focused on digital platforms and apps, cloud native development, data engineering and analytics, data consulting, and UX design practices. Over the past three years, the Digital Business Services division has been the fastest growing of HCL Tech’s divisions. Birje was responsible for leading the global go-to-market strategy, practices and delivery teams across all verticals spanning the US, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. As a founding member of HCL Tech’s Infrastructure Services division, Birje was instrumental in growing that business to over $2.5 billion in less than a decade. In addition to his executive leadership roles, Birje has spearheaded a series of strategic acquisitions to expand consulting and delivery capabilities in the US and Europe.

“We are delighted to welcome Anand to Encora,” said Shweta Jalan, managing partner of Advent International, Encora’s lead investor. “His proven track record of leadership and transformational growth is a perfect fit with Encora’s vision and aspirations. We also extend our deepest thanks to Venu for his visionary leadership. Encora has a bright future, thanks to the incredible team and business that Venu has built.” .”

Encora provides software and digital engineering services to innovative companies across all technology industries. The company has achieved industry-leading growth (46% revenue CAGR in 3 years) thanks to a disciplined approach to developing technical skills, metrics-based governance, and cultivating an inspiring work environment. 90% of Encorians work in an office certified as Great Place to Work, in the six Latin American countries with business operations, as well as in India.

Encora is backed by private equity firms Advent International and Warburg Pincus and has offices in 14 countries around the world. For more information about the global provider of next-generation product engineering and its new CEO, visit the website at

About Encora Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and backed by venture capital firms Advent International and Warburg Pincus, Encora is the innovation partner of choice for some of the world’s leading technology companies. It offers state-of-the-art services such as predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, cloud, and test automation. Encora has deep cluster vertical capabilities in HealthTech, FinTech, HiTech, IAM

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