New CIO appointments in India, 2019

An updated list of information technology executives recently appointed into a new chief information officer role at organizations in India.

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With most companies undertaking the journey of digital transformation, the role of a CIO in an organization has become very critical. This has also significantly increased the demand for CIOs and made the space extremely dynamic. Here is an updated and exhaustive list of all the CIO movements in India. If we missed a news or if you have a movement news, please email me at mansi_joshi@idgindia.com  

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New CIO appointments, Nov. 2019

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Yotta Appoints Manish Israni as Head of IT Operations & CIO 

Name: Manish Israni
Designation: Head of IT Operations & CIO
Company: Yotta Infrastructure
Yotta Infrastructure has appointed industry veteran Manish Israni as Head of IT Operations & Engineering and CIO. Manish has over 25 years of experience in IT Infrastructure and Hyperscale Data Centers for ITES, BFSI and Telecom industries. In his last assignment with Reliance Jio Infocomm, he led and managed Core IT Infrastructure & Application Design and deployment for Jio’s data centers across India.

Spicejet appoints Ashish Vikram as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer 

Name: Ashish Vikram   
Designation: Chief Technology and Innovation officer 
Company: Spicejet
A software industry veteran, Ashish's previous stints were at Yahoo, Bangalore and Flipkart as VP Engineering leading their big data and ads engineering teams. Prior to joining Spicejet as the chief technology and innovation officer, he co-founded VideoKen, a social video-based learning platform powered by video indexing technology.

Hero Cycles appoints Shaveta Wadhera as Group Chief Digital Officer

Name: Shaveta Wadhera
Designation: Group CDO
Company: Hero Cycles
A seasoned professional with a rich experience in digital transformation for financial services and manufacturing organizations, Shaveta has joined Hero Cycles as Group Chief Digital Officer. Prior to joining Hero Cycles, Shaveta was the CIO at GE Transportation-Indian Railways JV.

New CIO appointments, Oct. 2019

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Anand Ruhela, Head-IT, Manipal Global Group

Anand Ruhela appointed IT head at Manipal Global Group

Name: Anand Ruhela
Designation: Head-IT
Company: Manipal Global Group
Anand Ruhela has been appointed as Head-IT at healthcare and education major, Manipal Global Group. In his previous role, Ruhela was the Head-IT at food and agro-processing giant, Kwality.

New CIO appointments, Sept. 2019

Usha International appoints Sachin Gupta as President and Chief Information and Innovation Officer

Name: Sachin Gupta   
Designation: President and Chief Information and Innovation Officer 
Company: Usha International
IT industry veteran, Sachin Gupta has been appointed as President and Chief Information and Innovation Officer at Usha International. Prior to joining Usha International, Gupta was the executive vice president, chief information and digital officer at Havells India. 

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Evercare Group appoints Sumit Puri as Group CTO 

Name: Sumit Puri
Designation: Group Chief Technology Officer
Company: Evercare Group
Sumit Puri has over 24 years of work experience in technology and operations in leading corporations in Asia. Prior to joining Evercare Group, he was the CIO at Max Healthcare, where he was responsible for driving enterprise digital strategy, new business operating models.

Prashant Singh joins Max Healthcare as Director and Chief Information Officer

Name: Prashant Singh
Designation: Director and Chief Information Officer
Company: Max Healthcare
Prashant Singh has 23 years of experience in healthcare IT, computer education, project management, software development, and system administration. Prior to joining Max Healthcare, he was the CIO at Radiant Life Care. His other stints include IT leadership roles at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Paras Hospitals, and Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute. 

Cholamandalam MS General Insurance appoints Anubhav Rajput as CIO, Head Digital & Operations

Name: Anubhav Rajput
Designation: CIO Head Digital and Operations
Company: Cholamandalam MS General Insurance
A seasoned strategy consultant, Anubhav Rajput has vast experience in conceptualizing, planning and implementing growth-oriented strategic initiatives specifically in the areas of business and IT transformation. Prior to joining Cholamandalam General Insurance, he was the Vice President and Head of IT at Max Bupa.

New CIO appointments, Aug. 2019

Archie Jackson Sr. Director, Head IT & IS at Incedo Inc Incedo Inc

Archie Jackson to head IT team at Incedo

Name: Archie Jackson
Designation: Sr. Director, Head IT & IS
Company: Incedo 
After his three years stint at Genpact as AVP - Technology/Information Security, Archie Jackson has joined Incedo to head its IT team. With a rich industry experience of over 18 years, Jackson’s expertise includes infrastructure design, implementation, and operations with strong service management, leadership, and digital transformational skills. Jackson has previously worked with companies like SopraSteria India, Capgemini, DXC Technology and HP.

New CIO appointments, July 2019

The Indian Express appoints Amardeep Vishwakarma as CTO

Name: Amardeep Vishwakarma  
Designation: CTO  
Company: The Indian Express 
Vishwakarma has joined the news portal as its new CTO. Previously, he has driven tech transformation at Shine.com, Info Edge India, Shareaholic, and Naukri.com.

New CIO appointments, April 2019

M Sivasubramanian joins VA Tech Wabag as CIO

Name: M Sivasubramanian
Designation: CIO  
Company: VA Tech Wabag  
After serving more than 13 years at L&T Group, and the last five years at L&T IDPL, M Sivasubramanian has confirmed exclusively to CIO.in about his movement to VA Tech Wabag as its CIO.

New CIO appointments, March 2019

Alembic Pharmaceuticals appoints Jitendra Mishra as its new VP-CIO

Name: Jitendra Mishra
Designation: VP- CIO  
Company: Alembic Pharmaceuticals 
Alembic Pharmaceuticals recently appointed Jitendra Mishra as VP- Chief Information Officer (CIO). Mishra brings more than 23 years of technology experience. Mishra will provide executive leadership to build and support Information Technology and business processes alignment.

Sharat M Airani joins Bluechink as Chief Digital Officer

Name: Sharat M Airani 
Designation: CDO
Company: Bluechink Technologies
Bluechink has appointed Sharat M Airani has its new chief digital officer. Airani will be directly reporting to the CEO and the board. He will be responsible for all digital activities across APAC and EU regions.

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Rajesh Garg joins Trident as CXO-IT

Name: Rajesh Garg 
Designation: CXO-IT  
Company: Trident
Rajesh Garg has joined Trident as CXO-IT. At Trident, Garg will be responsible for the IT of the entire group and will drive the company through industrial automation 4.0 under the dynamic leadership of its founder-chairman Rajinder Gupta (RG), a first-generation entrepreneur.

New CIO appointments, Feb. 2019

Paytm Money appoints Suresh Vasudevan as its CTO

Name: Suresh Vasudevan
Designation: CTO 
Company: Paytm Money  
Paytm Money announced the appointment of Suresh Vasudevan as its chief technology officer. He will be leading the overall engineering and technology functions at Paytm Money and will be based out of Bengaluru. Vasudevan comes with over 20 years of experience in product development for various startups and enterprise product companies across payments, e-commerce and fintech domains.

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The Great Eastern Shipping Co. appoints Pavan Tsunduru as CIO 

Name: Pavan Tsunduru
Designation: CIO
Company: The Great Eastern Shipping Co.   
Pavan Tsunduru has joined The Great Eastern Shipping Co. as the CIO. His expertise includes technology-enabled business transformation, digital, IoT technology solutions, innovation, cybersecurity, blockchain, AI and ML, automation, analytics, IT strategy and IT outsourcing, smart port, cloud, and mobility solutions. He was previously the CIO at Adani Ports and SEZ. He has a total experience of more than two decades in the industry. 

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Glory Nelson joins WOW Airlines as Head Digital 

Name: Glory Nelson
Designation: Head - Digital
Company: WOW Airlines 
Glory Nelson has joined WOW Airlines as Head of Digital. Nelson was earlier the senior VP-IT at Spicejet for over two years.

New CIO appointments, Jan. 2019

Pidilite Industries appoints Mayur Danait as CIO 

Name: Mayur Danait
Designation: CIO 
Company: Pidilite Industries 
Mayur Danait has joined Pidilite Industries as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January. Danait was earlier the CIO at Lupin where he had a nine-year-long stint. 

Bajaj Allianz Insurance appoints Gautam Datta as CITO

Name: Gautam Datta
Designation: CITO
Company: Bajaj Allianz Insurance
Goutam Datta has joined Bajaj Allianz Insurance as the Chief Information and Technology Officer (CI&TO) in November last year. Datta heads the technology and innovation team and is a part of the companies management committee.

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Shiv Kumar Bhasin joins NSE as Chief Technology and Operations Officer

Name: Shiv Kumar Bhasin  
Designation: CTO and COO    
Company: National Stock Exchange (NSE) 
Shiv Kumar Bhasin has been appointed as the chief technology and operations officer at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on January 2, 2019. Bhasin will be reporting directly to Vikram Limaye, managing director and CEO of NSE. Bhasin was previously the global CTO at State Bank of India. 

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