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Date of Birth : 17th February

Languages : English, Hindi and Bengali

Residential Status : Resident of Switzerland , Indian National

Family


Wife : Home maker and an excellent Chef
Daughter : Student of Computer Engineering, University of Michigan.
Keeps interest in reading and art from shredded paper
Father : Retired executive of Hindustan Petroleum Corporate Limited
Mother : Home maker, excellent Chef

Educational Qualification


Educational Qualification

B.tech

B.Tech with specialization in Computer Engineering from Regional Engineering College(NIT), Calicut,

MS

MS with specialization in Software Systems from BITS Pilani,
 

MBA

MBA with specialization in Operations Management.

 

Career


Chronology of companies worked with:
1.LafargeHolcim Group(2012 – till date)
2.Sembawang Engineers Group (2007 – 2012)
3.Indian Oil Corporation Limited (1992 – 2007)
4.OMC Computers Limited (1990 – 1992)



Responsibilities:

LafargeHolcim, Head of IT Strategy, Planning and Governance (reporting to Group CIO), Member of IT Leadership Team, Member of IT Functional Council Zurich, Switzerland (July 2015 – till date)
There are 9 strategic verticals reporting into this role. These include

• Enterprise Architecture
• IT Strategy and Policies
• IT Planning and Controlling
• Project and Portfolio management
• IT Security and Internal Control
• IT Service Management
• Supplier management
• Knowledge and Collaboration
• Value Management
LafargeHolcim, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Business solutions and Project portfolio management Zurich, Switzerland (2014 – 2015)
3 strategic verticals reporting into this role

• Enterprise Architecture
• Project and portfolio management, Demand management
• Business Solutions (Enterprise)
Had additional responsibility as Pre-integration leader for Application and IT organization
LafargeHolcim, Group IT Architect Zurich, Switzerland (2013 – 2014)

• Data Center Consolidation for Holcim Group (Feasibility study, RFP and Supplier selection)
• Setting up of Service center for Asia region (feasibility and transformation)
• Portfolio selection in strategic areas like SCM, ECM
LafargeHolcim, Head – Emerging Technologies, (Reporting to CEO / CIO) Holcim Services South Asia, Mumbai, India (2012 – 2012)
Key Deliverables:

• Lead the Supply Chain optimization initiative for the Cement Business of Ambuja and ACC (Holcim Group Companies) : Asset tracking (GPS), in-plant tracking (RFID), Optimization (CPlex)
• ADM in the area of Web and Mobile
• New initiatives like EDMS / ECM
• Application rationalization and footprint optimization
SEMBAWANG ENGINEERS AND CONSTRUCTORS PTE SINGAPORE, Singapore (2007 – 2012) VP and Head of IT for Sembawang Group (Reporting to CEO)

Key Deliverables:

• Top Management role as CIO and Head of IT heading the Infrastructure, Software Development, ERP, IT Security/Networks and IT assets-cum-help desk verticals
• IT Policies and Governance, IT Security, Infrastructure, Networking, Software development, acquisition, ERP, Business Intelligence, Budgeting, Procurement/Sourcing and IT Asset Management
• Distributed Engineering and Engineering solutions centre management
• Convergence and Unified Communication
• Defining IT road map and strategy for the expanding business needs and handling Oracle E-business suite migration / implementation of new modules (Release 12).
• Aligning IT processes with the EPC Industry.
• Identifying areas for mechanization, software development and implementation, either through in-house talent or outsourcing and implemented IT/ e-Security policies with routine audit to improve performance.
• Implementation of technologies such as Unified Communication, Knowledge Management tools and Business Intelligence tools to ensure timely information availability.
• Managing engineering licenses such as PDMS, PDS, STAAD (Bentley), Auto CAD and implemented best practices like Distributed Engineering.
• Ensuring quality uptime for all IT equipment and infrastructure spread across multiple geographies/offices.
• Top Management role as CIO and Head of IT heading the Infrastructure, Software Development, ERP, IT Security/Networks and IT assets-cum-help desk verticals
• IT Policies and Governance, IT Security, Infrastructure, Networking, Software development, acquisition, ERP, Business Intelligence, Budgeting, Procurement/Sourcing and IT Asset Management
• Distributed Engineering and Engineering solutions centre management
• Convergence and Unified Communication
• Defining IT road map and strategy for the expanding business needs and handling Oracle E-business suite migration / implementation of new modules (Release 12).
• Aligning IT processes with the EPC Industry.
• Identifying areas for mechanization, software development and implementation, either through in-house talent or outsourcing and implemented IT/ e-Security policies with routine audit to improve performance.
• Implementation of technologies such as Unified Communication, Knowledge Management tools and Business Intelligence tools to ensure timely information availability.
• Managing engineering licenses such as PDMS, PDS, STAAD (Bentley), Auto CAD and implemented best practices like Distributed Engineering.
• Ensuring quality uptime for all IT equipment and infrastructure spread across multiple geographies/offices.
INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LIMITED, Mumbai, India (1992 – 2007) Manager (Information Systems)
Key Deliverables:
• Responsible for Data Centre/ Infrastructure Management, Networking, IT Security, Software Designing, Development, Implementation, IT Procurement, Sourcing, New technology acquisition, Retail Automation and IT Training
• Involved in ERP (SAP)/ SCM implementation and change management
• Managed a team of software professionals (In-house and outsourced) in implementing software projects across multiple locations
• Implemented Decision support and Knowledge Base systems
• Implemented WAN across operating and administrative offices and managed network operations and Security Operations centre
• Steered the Information Security Project and designed the Business Continuity Plan
• Performed Technology evaluation and implementation of new technologies
• Instrumental in implementing Convergence
• Oversaw IT implementation (Infrastructure and Applications) at Indian Oil Mauritius
OMC COMPUTERS LIMITED, India (Voltas/TATA Group) (1990 – 1992) Market Support Executive
Key Deliverables:

• Technical resource for Silicon Graphics Workstations, CAD/CAM/CAE solutions and designing of interface systems. Involved in technical negotiations and presales discussions

Initiatives


1.Digital Strategy and Transformation (ongoing)

 
Organization:LafargeHolcim 
 
Company position  :   Head of IT Strategy, Planning and Governance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2.Define and roll out group’s IT Strategy, policies and Governance

 
Organization:LafargeHolcim  (12+ months)

Company position :  Head of IT Strategy, Planning and Governance.
 
 
 
 
 

3.Pre-merger lead in the area of Application and IT Organization

 
Organization:LafargeHolcim (12 Months)
 
Company position : Head of Ent Architecture, Project portfolio management and Business Solutions
 
 
 
 

4.Data center consolidation (feasibility study, Supplier selection)

 
Organization: Holcim Group Services(12 Months)
 
Company position : Group IT Architect
 
 
 
 
 
 

5. SCM

 
Organization: Holcim Services South Asia  (9 Months)
 
Platform used :  Trimble, GAMs/CPlex, Bespoke RFID solution
 
Company position :  Head of Emerging Technologies
 
 
 
 
 

6. ERP

 
Organization: Sembawang Engineers and Constructors, Singapore (22 Months)
 
Platform used : Oracle Release 12
 
Languages/Tools used : Oracle
 
Company position : CIO and Head of IT
 
 
 

7. Upgrade of Data Centre and Network (LAN and WAN)

 
Organization: Sembawang Engineers, Simon Carves, Singapore (15 months)
 
Platform used: IT Security and upgrade of Data Centre + Networking
 
Company position: CIO / Head of IT
 
 

8. Electronic Document Management System

 
Organization: Sembawang Engineers and Constructors, Singapore (14 months)
 
Platform used: Documentum
 
Company position: CIO / Head of IT
 
 
 
 
 

9. Construction bidding to project completion

 
Organization: Sembawang Engineers and Constructors, Singapore (12 months)
 
Platform used: BIM (Building Information Management), iTwo (RIB
 
Company position: Head of IT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10. Retail Automation, Terminal Automation

 
Organization: Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Mumbai, India (24 Months)
 
Platform used: UNIX, Windows, Honeywell Automatio
 
Company position: Lead Team Member
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

11. ERP and required infrastructure (WAN)

 
Organization: Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Mumbai (36 Months)
 
Platform used: ERP (SAP) including Networking and Infrastructure
 
Languages/Tools used: SAP, WAN infrastructure
 
Description: ERP and required infrastructure (WAN)
 
Company position: Senior Team Member for Indian Oil Marketing Division
 

12.Others Projects

 
Loyalty management for retail customers involving memory cards from Gemalto (Gemplus and Axalto)
i2 (Supply Chain Management) implementation for Lubes Department at Indian Oil
Implementation of BI and reporting tool
Terminal automation at Indian Oil Mauritius Limited
WAN across entire 480 operating locations of Indian Oil and IP Telephony
RFID for Construction sites (Sembawang Engineers)
 
 
 

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