I’m currently the VP and Head of IT at ReNew Power. In the past, I have held pivotal roles with significant players in the market. Through this journey, I have become an expert in emerging technology, cloud and business transformation. My career gave me hands-on experience in IoT, SAP HANA, digitalisation, advanced analytics using AI and ML, e-commerce, agile methodologies, mobility, cloud migration and CRM. While I graduated in computer science and completed my post-graduation in Operations and Technology, I have honed and leveraged skills above and beyond those that my education prepared me for. And the one thing that I am absolutely sure of is this: constantly learning and adapting is the only way to remain a technology leader in today’s world.
Away from work, I am a family man with varied interests. I enjoy spending time with my family and bonding over the latest action movie. Chatting with my wife over a cuppa is another integral part of my day. It’s a routine established over the years and one that I would highly recommend. Our twelve-year-old son’s enthusiasm in all that he learns and does every day reminds us both to give our fullest to our lives and work. My son and I also catch up over games, both indoor and outdoor. However, my days start by working out, a way of life that has improved my all-round health. My usual workout is a mix of walking and running, and as an avid runner, I am constantly training and looking out for the next marathon.
May 2019 – Present
- VP & Head IT (Apr 2021 – Present)
- AVP and Head IT (May 2019 – Mar 2021)
At ReNew Power, I lead IT strategy and oversee multiple transformation programs in advanced analytics, material sourcing, PMO, IRR and business planning and consolidation. I also spearhead the implementation of technologies like SAP Ariba, Dassault, Anaplan and Data & Technology track of AI/ML-based use cases.
April 2015 – Apr 2019
General Manager – IT, Asia (Sep 2016 – Apr 2019)
Sr. Project Manager and BRM, Asia South (Apr 2015 – Aug 2016)
Manager (Aug 2016)
As IoT lead for Asia, I was responsible for launching a range of products by leveraging cloud services, mobile apps and analytics. My team handled service CRM portfolio rationalisation and architecture design to bring Whirlpool Asia onto a common platform. I also worked towards managing strategic partners and ensuring delivery standards, SLA and end-user satisfaction.
Aug 2010 – May 2012
- Team Lead – SAP & APO
As team lead of a group of five in Merger & Acquisition, I spearheaded change management while we adopted new SAP technology and assisted in analysing the gaps between client requirements and SAP functionality, eventually closing the loop to meet all the necessities.
Aug 2006 – Aug 2010
Senior Consultant – SAP Sales, Distribution & Logistics
As Sr. SAP Consultant and Change Manager, I lead SAP implementation across 11 countries for one of our clients, overseeing that the statutory needs of all the markets were met. In the process, I learnt more about different sectors like FMCG, FMCD and the chemical industry.
Aug 2003 – Aug 2006
- Asst. Manager – IT
At DSCL, I learned SAP, which became the base of my career. I worked on the IT setup, including SAP implementation, for a new business unit. Further, I managed IT operations and applications and handled change management and technology adoption for new systems.
Riddhi Siddhi Enterprises
Jun 2002 – Jul 2003
- Sales Executive
At my first job, I managed the sales of customised aluminium doors and windows. Being in a client-facing role, I learnt to understand the psyche of customers early in my career.