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An accomplished business leader with two decades of vast
experience and an established track record spanning Process
Optimization, Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, Contract
Management, Project Management, IT Operations, Digital
transformation, Sourcing and Business Partnering.
A diverse experience in varied domains like thermal power
plants, renewable energy project, water treatment plants,
discrete manufacturing, plant & machinery, engineering
services, and government projects.
More than 15 years’ hands on experience in SAP implementation,
rollout, upgrade, enhancement, interface management and
support of various modules of SAP. Led multiple end to end
implementations and rollout projects with strict adherence to
SLA, KPI, and successful support lifecycle.
Heading IT Operations for SAP BAU, Delivery, Application
Development, Third Party Application Management,
Infrastructure management, including budgeting, planning,
outsourcing, security, audit and compliance. Led delivery of
large-scale Business Transformation Programs. Responsible for
Capex and OpEx of IT infrastructure and Licensing. An
intrapreneur, spearheaded various new businesses verticals and
managing their financials, contract schedules, planning,
mobilizing, and leading the implementation in Agile and Waterfall
Specialized in establishing policy framework, process and
guidelines, stakeholder management, knowledge management, ,
document management, license management, third party
system integration, and change management.
Experienced in building and managing hi-performing team and
derive an enthusiasm in motivating them towards success.
Well versed with Business Analysis using tools like Power BI and
Project Management tools like Primavera.
With process in the mind and customer at the heart, passionate
about deploying technology effectively in everyday lives to
deliver better performance and user satisfaction.
Star Performer of the Year
BGR Energy
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Master of Business Administration
Maharishi University | 2002 - 2004
PG Dip. Human Resources Management
Pondicherry University | 2002 - 2004
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
Bangalore University | 1997- 2001
ITIL Foundation
Scrum Fundamentals
Microsoft Certified Professional
Primavera Enterprise
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General Manager (Corporate Strategy, IT & PMO)
BGR Energy Systems | 2017 - Present
Responsible for end-to-end business planning, stakeholder management, risk assessment,
budgeting and control of IT Infrastructure & Operations of five group companies,
managing a 20 member teams of engineers, SAP consultants, application developers and
designers. Responsible for IT operational activities like disaster recovery, network
connectivity, backup, IT asset management, IT Audits, MIS, firewalls and controls, issue
resolution and corporate intranet and website. Led the development of in-house
construction-based ERP and document management systems. Implemented various cost
saving measures in infrastructure and licenses by optimization and consolidation.
Responsible for forming a new business vertical for equipment and tools management,
engineering services and lead the formation and operation of SAP support services
Managing IT assets of about USD 5 mil. - Data center, DR, application licences
management of major software providers including Microsoft, SAP, AutoCAD.
Migration of on-premise email system and office system to Microsoft O365 cloud
platform for all users of three group companies.
Cost and resource optimization in various engineering applications and end user IT
Evaluation of ERP systems (like SAP HANA, Oracle, MS Dynamics, Zoho, Ramco) for
implementing in one of our group companies.
Managing an in-house team of 12 SAP Consultants for all core modules of SAP including
ABAP, BASIS and a team of 5 developers for development of integrated applications.
Coordinated with Deloitte for Risk Audit for SAP Finance and was responsible for
implementation of risk mitigation recommendations.
Improved various security measures for existing application servers
Developed applications for Governance, Risk and Compliance
Implementation of secure remote access solution during lock-down
Developed in-house application for end to end HR process
Initiated and developed in house application for document approval management
including multi-level workflow and digital signature.
Initiated and developed in-house complete construction ERP application for group
Client Engagement partner responsible for SAP S/4 HANA Support operations starting
from contract signing to continuous delivery for an International Bank in the Middle
Head – Group IT
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Manager (Release Management)
Vodafone Shared Services | 2016 - 2017
Responsible for Go Live, Technical Cutover, service escalation, scheduling, risk mitigation
and remediation, release and deployment of critical updates based on statutory and
business requirements. Was an interface with various stakeholders including external
vendor teams to execute, develop, manage and release activities. Apart from the main role
of managing SAP release management, was also involved in release and deployment of
third-party applications and operating systems. Was responsible for coordinating and
communicating project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA
plans, schedule, and scope changes.
Identification of new business opportunities and partnerships in renewable energy,
energy storage, IoT and drones.
Business Transformation process based on recommendation by BCG
Developed several applications and templates for monitoring productivity, wastage
and audit of production, project execution, transportation management, visitor
management, etc.
Implemented a detailed risk register during project proposal stage
Overall revision of Standard Operating Procedures documentation
Lead member of Internal Finance & Audit Committee
Corporate Strategy & PMO
Senior Manager (Projects)
BGR Energy Systems | 2006 - 2016
Responsible for SAP and new technology implementation, maintenance and support.
Managed various teams on feasibility study, partner identification, negotiation, acquisition,
implementation, training, support and maintenance. Handled projects worth about USD 1.5
mil. Managed two full cycle implementations, HCM implementation, more than 20 rollouts,
upgrades and enhancements with various complexities. Managing an internal team of 20
functional and technical consultants across all modules.
Developed Manufacturing Process Management and Construction Project Management
(Baseplan) applications as extension to ERP. Integrated reporting of data from SAP and
Baseplan. Team of 3 PHP programmers and 1 designer
Was part of strategic core team for signing the MoU with Government of Tamilnadu for
setting up two factories, multiple ancillary units, establishing technology infrastructure
for manufacture of boilers and turbines in India
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Solar Projects
Strategic sourcing, implementation of industry specific applications, SAP,
application development for tracking life cycle (25 years) of project. Coordinated
for technology transfer with an European Joint Venture company.
SAP HR Implementation
Project preparation through Go-Live and post implementation support. User
training, ABAP, coordination with Steering Committee, internal and external audits,
roles and authorization, testing. Integration with third party applications.
Process Gap Analysis
Collaborated with various consulting partners like SAP, Microsoft, KPMG, IBM for gap
analysis of SAP implementation. Completed the feasibility and coordinated with
various business heads and top management team for implementation. Scope also
included integration of many third party applications.
SAP Implementation
Led end to end implementation of SAP in group company from blueprint preparation
to post Go Live support. Team size of 12 SAP consultants, including BASIS and ABAP
consultants. Significant cost saving as it was the first SAP implementation done in-
Core Team Member - SD & PS
Coordination with top management, implementation partner and other
stakeholders across 7 divisions and group companies. Preparation of process maps,
presentations, authorization matrix, training manual and review of blueprint. Part of
the Organizational Change Management team.
Deputy Manager (After Sales & Service)
GEA India| 2004 - 2006
Managed the post warranty business - marketing, technical and commercial offer
preparations, sales, execution, finance and service . Oversaw a team of six engineers and
project coordinators. Increased the business from INR 2 crores to INR 6 crores in two
years with significant increase in bottomline.
Customer Support Executive (Compaq USA & Canada)
Brigade Corporation| 2002 - 2002
Technical support for Compaq desktop and laptops for North American customers.
Fixing of escalated and recurring issues with permanent fixes.