Syntel Appoints Christopher Mason to Lead North American Sales Efforts

TROY, Mich., Sept. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Syntel (Nasdaq:SYNT), a global provider of digital transformation, information technology and knowledge process services, today announced the appointment of Christopher Mason as Head – North America Sales, effective September 8, 2014.

In this role, he will lead Syntel's business development efforts, develop strategies for driving growth within the Company's strategic client accounts, and work to identify and acquire new clients in the Americas.

Prior to joining Syntel, Mr. Mason served as Global Head of Business Development for the global sourcing division at Infosys, where his responsibilities included leading pursuits of deals valued at greater than $50 million. He was also instrumental in closing several large deals for that company.

His past experience also includes a previous stint at Syntel, where he served as the Company's Midwest Regional Sales Director from 1996 until 1999, leading business development efforts and implementing successful sales and marketing strategies.

"I am very excited to be joining Syntel again," said Mason. "In its more than 30 years in business, Syntel has experienced a fantastic evolution and growth as a company, and I look forward to contributing to the next stage of this journey."

"It is great to welcome Chris back to the Syntel family," said Syntel CEO and President, Nitin Rakesh. "In his 28-year career, Chris has proven himself to be an effective strategist with the ability to develop winning formulas, craft creative solutions and effective messaging, and cultivate deep client relationships."

"We are confident that under Chris' leadership, Syntel will not only build new lines of business and improve our customer focus, but will also continue our drive toward sustained long-term financial and operational growth," said Rakesh.

About Syntel

Syntel (Nasdaq:SYNT) is a global provider of digital transformation, information technology and knowledge process services to Global 2000 companies. Syntel's mission is to create new opportunities for clients by harnessing our passion, talent and innovation. We combine technology expertise, industry knowledge and a global delivery model to drive business value creation. Syntel's "Customer for Life" philosophy drives our relentless focus to build long-term, collaborative client partnerships. To learn more, visit us at:

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CONTACT: Syntel (North America/Europe): Jon Luebke (248) 619-3503 Syntel (Asia/Pacific): Sikta Samantaray +91 9167512186

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