Encora, a product engineering provider and backed by Advent International and Warburg Pincus, has added Anand Birje as chief executive officer.

Birje will work closely with Encora founding CEO Venu Raghavan, who will remain at the company as executive chairman. Birje joins Encora from HCL Tech, where he has served most recently as the president of the digital business services division. During his time at HCL, Birje focused on digital applications and platforms, cloud native development, data engineering and analytics, data consulting and UX design practices. Birje was responsible for driving global go-to-market strategy, practices and delivery teams across all industry verticals spanning the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.