50 New CIO Appointments in 2019

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50 New CIO Appointments in 2019 - CIO&Leader

Like recent years, 2019 too saw quite a few CIOs moving to newer responsibilities. Most of these involve changing the organizations. Unlike in the developed markets, few CIO appointments are by lateral movements from some other functional positions within the organizations. While preparing the list, we have not taken into account promotions within the enterprise IT departments in the same organizations.

January 2019

  • Gaurav Kheterpal took over as CTO of MTX Group. Earlier, he was associated with Metacube in the capacity of VP – Mobility & Technology Evangelism.
  • Goutam Datta was appointed Chief Information & Technology Officer at Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Immediately before this, he was VP - Technology at ICICI Lombard GIC.
  • Mayur Danait joined as CIO at Pidilite Industries. He moved from Lupin where he also worked as CIO.
  • Pavan Tsunduru moved to Great Eastern Shipping as CIO. He joined from Adani Ports & SEZ where he worked in the same capacity.
  • Shiv Kumar Bhasin was appointed CTO at NSE. Earlier, he worked as Global CTO in SBI. 

February 2019

  • Paresh Paul was appointed CIO at Multi Commodity Exchange of India. Prior to this, he was CTO at Indian Energy Exchange.
  • Vineet Jaiswal joined JSW Steel as CDO. Earlier, he was associated with GE Digital as Strategist & Shared Services CoE Leader - Data & Analytics. 

March 2019

  • Jitendra Mishra joined Alembic Pharmaceuticals as VP - CIO. Prior to this, he was at Wanbury where he worked in the same capacity. 
  • Rajesh Garg moved to Trident Group as CXO - IT. Earlier, he was associated with Rolta India as CIO & VP - Digital Transformation Solutions. 
  • Sharat M Airani took over as CDO at Bluechink Technologies. Earlier, he was at Intellinet Datasys where he worked as Director - IT.
  • Sumit Singh joined VPS Healthcare as Group CIO. He moved from Wockhardt Hospitals where he was VP - CIO & Business Head - Digital.
  • Vijay Balakrishnan moved to Michelin as Global Chief Data Officer. Prior to this, he was Senior Director - Data & Analytics at GE Transportation. He has also been NEXT100 winner in 2018. 

April 2019

  • Krishna Parab joined Privi Organics India as VP - IT. Prior to this, he was Global Head - IT at SIRO Clinpharm.
  • Rahul Shandilya was appointed President & Group CIO at Welspun Group. Earlier, he was CIO at Mahindra & Mahindra. 
  • Sivasubramanian M moved to VA Tech Wabag as CIO. Before this, he was at Larsen & Toubro IDPL where he worked as DGM & Head - IT & Digital.

May 2019

  • Ashok Cherian was appointed CIO at Page Industries. He moved from Emami Agrotech where he also worked in the same capacity.
  • Manoj Pradhan embraced a new role as Regional CTO & Director - IT (Asia) at Pernod Ricard. Earlier, he worked as Global IT Operations Lead - India, Gulf & South East Asia in the same organization. 

June 2019

  • Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan joined Jackson Group as CIO. Before this, he was Manager - IT (International Sales & Customer Service) at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation. 
  • Manish Gupta joined Samvardhana Motherson Group as Group CIO. Prior to this, he was SVP - Digital Convergence and M&A at Schneider Electric.
  • Naveen Gulati was appointed CIO at CarDekho. He was earlier at Lucideus where he worked as SVP & CIO.
  • Sudhir Kanvinde moved to Indian Ports Association as ED - IT. Prior to this, he was at ITNL as VP & CIO. 
  • Tejas Mehta joined RBL Bank as CTO. Earlier, he was SVP at IIFL.

July 2019

  • Amardeep Vishwakarma took over as CTO at Indian Express. Earlier, he was associated with HT Media in the same capacity.
  • Anjani Kumar joined Strides as CIO. Before this, he was at Nissan Motor Corporation where he worked as CIO - AMI (Africa, Middle East & India) Region. 
  • Anubhav Rajput was appointed CIO, Head - Digital & Operations at Cholamandalam MS General Insurance. Prior to this, he was VP & Head - IT at Max Bupa.
  • Aparna Kumar moved to HSBC as CIO (India). Before this, she was with HDFC Bank as SVP - IT & Head - Software Development CoE & PMO.
  • Manoranjan Kumar joined as CIO at Trident Group. Immediately before this, he was associated with Shree Cement in the same capacity. He has also been NEXT100 winner in 2012. 
  • Prashant Singh took over as Director & CIO at Max Healthcare. Earlier, he was the CIO at Radiant Life Care.
  • Rohit Adlakha, earlier Global Business Head for Wipro HOLMES, Wipro’s AI platform, was given the role of Chief Digital & Information Officer of the company. He continues to head Wipro HOLMES business.
  • Srinivas Rao Kollipara was appointed CIO at Larsen & Toubro IDPL. Prior to this, he was CavinKare where he worked in the same capacity.

August 2019

  • Archie Jackson joined Incedo as Senior Director & Head - IT & IS. Before this, he was AVP - IT at Genpact. He has also been NEXT100 winner in 2011. 
  • Pijush Kanti Gupta was appointed SVP & CIO at Adani Electricity & Adani Transmission. Earlier, he was associated with Vedanta - Cairn Oil & Gas as CIO.
  • Sourabh Tiwari joined Meril Group as CIO. Prior to this, he was Head - IT at OIA.

September 2019

  • Priya Dar moved to Amway as Head - Digital Strategy & Innovation from Godfrey Phillips India where she worked as CIO. She has also been NEXT100 winner in 2016. 
  • Rajesh Gopal was appointed CIO (India) at L’Oreal. Prior to this, he was Head – IT (Global Finance & Procurement) at Unilever. 
  • Sachin Gupta joined Usha International as President & Chief Innovation & Information Officer. Earlier, he worked as EVP & CIO at Havells. 
  • Sumit Puri was appointed Group CTO at Evercare Group. Before this, he was CIO at Max Healthcare.

October 2019

  • Anand Sinha joined OCS Group as CIO & Director - IT (India). He moved from BARC India where he worked as SVP - Technology.
  • Ashish Vikram was appointed Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at SpiceJet. Earlier, he was VP - Engineering at Flipkart. 
  • Sreeji Gopinathan joined Lupin as Global CIO. Prior to this, he was Director - IS (Africa, Middle East & South Asia) at Reckitt Benckiser.
  • Vidya Rao moved to Genpact as its CIO from Accenture where she was MD - Products Technology. 

November 2019

  • Manish Israni joined Yotta as EVP & CIO. Previously, he was VP & Head - IT Infra & Data Center at Reliance Jio Infocomm. 
  • Rajesh Kumar joined Tata Steel Processing & Distribution as CIO. Earlier, he was Head - IT (Insulator Business) at Grasim Industries (Aditya Birla Insulators).
  • Sanjay Singh was appointed CTO & CIO at Paytm Payments Bank. Before this, he worked at Paytm as SVP - Technology & Engineering.
  • Saurabh Ganeriwala joined Jindal Steel & Power as Group CDO/CIO. Prior to this, he was National Head & VP - IT Operations at Indus Towers. 
  • Shaveta Wadhera joined Hero Motors Company as its CDO. She was previously associated with GE-India Rail JV as its CIO. 

December 2019

  • Davesh Shukla joined Adani Airports as Joint President & CIO. Previously, he was CEO of GMR Smart Cities. 
  • Mahendra K Upadhyay was appointed CIO at BARC India. His most recent stint was Head - Data & Technology India at Mindshare.
  • Neeti Wahi joined Sterlite Power as Group CIO & CDO. Earlier, she was CIO at Clix Capital. 
  • Richard Ventre joined Adani Ports & SEZ as CIO & SVP. Prior to this, he was Senior Global IT Director at Maersk APM Terminals.

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