Mr. Ajay Kumar Dhir is a Visionary Entrepreneur, Mentor, Strategic Advisor and a highly experienced Business – IT Leader with over 30 years of distinguished experience with large corporates in India and Abroad.
He is an Expert in IT Strategy, Consulting, Shared Services, Enterprise Wide Applications, Spend Management, Strategic Cost Reduction, Sustainability & Green IT, Information Security, Supply Chain & Logistics and Human Capital Management. He has Travelled and worked globally on professional assignments.
In addition to the primary profile of a Chief Information Officer, he has also taken on additional roles as Chief of Human Resources, Strategy, Manufacturing etc., as well as been the CEO of a leading IT Services / KPO firm in US. He has also been involved in M&A of some very large overseas acquisitions in Steel, Mining and Automotive, spread across Indonesia, Australia and Netherlands. All this has given him a very broad and mature profile across various industry verticals and domains.He is a Winner of “CIO Masters” Award, 2012 – “Collaboration” & has been honored by CIO Association of India and World CIO Council as one of ‘India’s Most Respected CIO’s’, 2011. In addition to the above, he has been honored as CISO 100 in 2011 & 2012, the Silver EDGE Award in 2009 and 2010, ‘Top 10 Green Enterprise’ Award in 2010, CIO 100 – ‘Bold’ in 2008, CIO 100 – ‘Ingenious’ in 2009, The ‘Best Green Strategy’ in 2009 and many other national & international awards and recognitions.Ajay is Chairman – APAC CXO Forum & MENA CXO Forum, Member of the Board for INDUS – SAP User Group for India and SE Asia, Member – Security Assessment Advisory Group (SAAG) – Data Security Council of India, Member of the Advisory Board of CIO Association of India, Member of the Advisory Board – The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), Founder Chairman of APOE Club (India, SAARC, ASEAN, UAE / GCC) and Member of Industry Advisory Committee on CIO Education and Certification for Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Ajay is an alumnus of Hindu College Delhi, Institute of Management Technology and Indian School of Business, all premium institutions of India.One of the most respected CIOs in India, he is regarded as a Thought Leader and is a highly sought after speaker in the CXO Community and prestigious International Forums.