New CIO appointments in India, 2021

An updated list of information technology executives moving to new chief information officer roles at organizations in India.

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Anubhav Rajput has been named CIO and head of digital and operations at Cholamandalam MS General Insurance. A seasoned strategy consultant, he 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.

August 2019

Archie Jackson to head IT team at Incedo

After his three-year 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.

July 2019

The Indian Express appoints Amardeep Vishwakarma as CTO

Vishwakarma has joined news portal The Indian Express as its new CTO. Previously, he has driven tech transformation at, Info Edge India, Shareaholic, and

April 2019

M Sivasubramanian joins VA Tech Wabag as CIO

After serving more than 13 years at L&T Group, and the last five years at L&T IDPL, M Sivasubramanian has moved to VA Tech Wabag as its CIO.

March 2019

Alembic Pharmaceuticals appoints Jitendra Mishra as its new VP-CIO

Alembic Pharmaceuticals recently appointed Jitendra Mishra as VP-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

Bluechink Technologies 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.

Rajesh Garg joins Trident as CXO-IT

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.

February 2019

Paytm Money appoints Suresh Vasudevan as its CTO

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.

Rockman Industries appoints Manzar Abbas as CIO

Rockman Industries India appointed Manzar Abbas as its CIO in February 2019. He has an overall 19 years of IT experience and has handled large scale IT projects, systems and datacenters. Prior to this assignment, Manzar Abbas was with Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable as GM - IT and has worked with other organizations like Primus Telecommunications, Thomson Digital - CIO, Express Print Publishers LLC., UAE.

The Great Eastern Shipping Co. appoints Pavan Tsunduru as CIO 

Pavan Tsunduru has joined The Great Eastern Shipping Co. as 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. 

Glory Nelson joins WOW Airlines as Head Digital 

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

January 2019

Pidilite Industries appoints Mayur Danait as CIO 

Mayur Danait has joined Pidilite Industries as CIO. He was previously CIO at Lupin, where he had a nine-year-long stint. 

Bajaj Allianz Insurance appoints Gautam Datta as CITO

Goutam Datta has joined Bajaj Allianz Insurance as the chief information and technology officer (CITO) in November last year. Datta heads the technology and innovation team and is a part of the companies management committee.

Shiv Kumar Bhasin joins National Stock Exchange as chief technology and operations Officer

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

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