Behzad Ilchi | SVP of Media, Entertainment & IS Portfolio | 3Pillar Global
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SVP of Media, Entertainment & IS Portfolio


Behzad Ilchi is an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of significant and successful experiences in management consulting, technology and outsourcing across multiple industries, including Media, Entertainment, Information Services, Communication, Technology, Education and Non-Profit. 

Behzad is currently Senior Vice President at 3Pillar Global leading the Media, Entertainment and Information Services Portfolio. He is responsible for setting the go-to-market strategy, overseeing sales and delivery, and managing client relationships.

Prior to joining 3Pillar, Behzad was Senior Vice President at NIIT Technologies, a global technology and business services company. In this role, he was responsible for managing and growing the business in the Communication, Media, Entertainment and Technology sector. 

He was also previously a Managing Partner at Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services serving Global 1000 companies. In his role, Behzad has overall responsibility for a portfolio of clients across Media, Entertainment, Information Services, Education and Technology. Under his leadership, his portfolio has grown to $150 million in just 6 years achieving annual average growth rate of over 20%. Prior to Cognizant, he held senior leadership roles at KPMG, Capgemini, The Washington Post and Time Inc.

Behzad’s strengths are in helping clients achieve operational and cost efficiencies through technology and process automation and transforming their businesses to adapt in the digital era through defining and implementing new business models.

Behzad is a graduate of George Washington University with a degree in Business Administration. He is a frequent participant and speaker at industry events such as NAB, Henry Stewart, Gartner and CES. He lives in the Washington, DC metro area.