A leader with a three-decade track record of delivering business value and transformation using technology and innovation.

Passionate advocate of ‘being digital’ as opposed to just ‘doing digital’ and helping enterprises compete in the digital era.

Recognized by Silicon Valley’s Constellation Research into BT150 (Business Transformation 150), which is a global elite list of top executives leading innovative business transformation efforts.

On the Board of multiple technology start-ups and VCs helping bring digital advisory to entrepreneurship.

Passionate about arousing curiosity and interest in student communities on digital and its impact. Guest lecturer at INSEAD Business School in Dubai, Carnegie Mellon University in Silicon Valley, visiting MBA students of Villanova University, USA, IIT Mumbai entrepreneurship summit, and Adjunct Professor at Botho University, Africa.

Envisioned and built from ground up a global Innovation ecosystem for the Emirates Group. This included (a) an Innovation Lab in Dubai (b) Data science lab at Oxford, UK (c) Technology Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley (d) Intelak, a travel accelerator (e) Dubai Futures Accelerator and Aviation x Labs. This ecosystem acts as an outside-in platform which underpins transformation at Emirates Group.

Experienced in technology related M&A and investment activity. Led the acquisition of TIK systems, an IT systems provider based out of Thailand. Delivered the divestment of the Mercator business to Warburg Pincus, one of the World’s top 10 Private Equity firms.

Several years of hands-on technology operations and delivery experience. Direct accountability for end-to-end delivery of large IT work programs and mission critical IT operations for multiple business domains. Led teams of 300-350 IT staff and managed multi-million-dollar IT investments and budgets.

Strong advocate of transforming from ownership to managed services and pay-as-you-go operating models, especially for commoditized business services. Led the transformation of critical IT services to cloud / managed service models, with leading global technology providers.

Keynote speaker and panel member at several global events on topics ranging from digital transformation, change management to outside-in innovation. My TEDx talk titled ‘neural incumbents..distributed horizons’ on the character of enterprises in the digital era and beyond.

A strong passion for continuous learning. MCA from NIT Trichy, MBA from Bradford, Executive Education with London Business School and St. Gallen, Switzerland.