Group CIO, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd
Mr. Anand is a part of the Core Management team of the Jindal Steel & Power Ltd He also holds the responsibility of Business Head for the IT arm of the group: “Jindal Infosolutions Ltd” which specialises in the turn-key implementation of technology solutions for Steel, Mining, Infrastructure, Education and Financial business operations for domestic and global clients.
He is a Computer Science Engineering Graduate with +25 yrs of strong industry experience in Business and Technology and is a highly successful Technology Leader having led the IT functions of Leading organisations. As a Key Management Member, he has taken an active part in aligning IT strategies with the Business objectives with a focus to implement IT systems in a time bound manner, within cost frameworks and with the best utilisation of the resources. His experience and exposure is not only limited to India but also includes International geographies.
Mr Vipul brings along strong Business & Leadership experience having worked with multi-million revenue organisations and diversified Industrial Groups. He has successfully led Business Initiatives wherein he has streamlined operations, reduced costs, increased productivity and grew the Business.
He promotes a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. He believes in the induction of fresh talent, grooming them on technologies and business processes and making them effective long term dedicated resources to churn out effective IT results across the business. This is evident from the fact that the SAP projects at business units and related customization and enhancements for his employers have been effectively handled by the in-house nurtured team at almost zero cost as compared to getting this done from industry resources.
He has continuously excelled in his career path. Prior to joining Jindal Steel & Power Ltd as their Group CIO, Mr Vipul was the Executive Vice President – IT for The Aditya Birla Group – Domestic Textile & Acrylic Fibre Business of Aditya Birla Group had been awarded for his excellent performance and exceptional contribution to the assigned roles and responsibilities
His experience is not only limited to India but also includes International geographies. He has to his credentials huge experience and expertise in various IT domains includes SAP and Oracle Business Applications and technologies, Manufacturing, Business, Finance and Controls Automation, Creating Business Value of IT, conceptualising and implementing IT Strategies and has strong expertise in managing IT functions for large organisations across geography.
Over a period of his rich experience, he has attained sound proficiency in technologies includes SAP Applications where he is currently leading SAP-HANA and SAP GST large implementations and has been able to effectively put across a SAP GRC (Governance and Risk Compliances) ensuring compliances across the group.
His active role in conceptualising and executing a Digital transformation roadmap for the group which includes speedy execution of initiatives in the areas of Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud for the Jindal Group has been appreciated and awarded for by the Group Chairman. He has also been recognised and awarded for putting in IoT-based solutions across the Steel, Mining & Power business verticals.
Due to his efforts, expertise and rich experience in the IT domain and with a mix of strategic and techno-functional role, he has been recognised and awarded at various forums globally. He has also won the “IDG CIO-100 Award”, the “Information Mastermind Award” and “IDC Iconic Award” apart from winning international recognition at Google headquarters.