Vinod Sivarama Krishnan

HEAD - ECOMMERCE & CIO - Usha International

Vinod is a Business Leader with broad (22 Years, 3 Countries, 12 Roles) and deep (from hands-on execution to setting strategic direction to running a P&L) experience primarily in the use of technology to achieve business objectives. In the course of his prior assignment he added the ability to successfully start up a P&L from scratch to his prior expertise in all aspects of business technology including Infrastructure, Outsourcing, Application Development and Management, ERP Implementations and Decision Technology. He has worked in several domains including FMCG, Process Manufacturing, Operational Leasing and Maintenance, Asset Management, Pharmaceuticals and Retail and currently Consumer Goods. As a result, he has acquired – and demonstrated – the ability to innovate across domains by bringing in best practices and new ideas and weaving them into solutions to his current challenges. Due to his exposure to different business situations and challenges, he is as adept in leading in a growth phase through responsiveness and anticipation as he is in managing through difficult times with extreme cost consciousness and pragmatism. His recent leadership of a major divestiture was a remarkable demonstration of his ability to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes despite complex business situations and challenging imposed deadlines. He has also consistently shown the ability to create and run energized teams which achieve well above their ability and has invested hugely in developing his teams to positions of increased responsibility. Key Areas of expertise: e-Commerce startups within existing businesses, Systems M&A, Business IT Alignment, PMO for Large Project Implementations, Financial Process and Systems Design and Implementation, Risk Auto-Decisioning Processes and Technology, Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement.

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