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I currently hold the position of Senior Vice President significantly catering to Innovation and New Product Launch in the BFSI Domain. Working hand-in-hand with global commercial teams and customers, I hold ownership for the development and launch of new products, including designs, application engineering solutions and product-line extensions. I hold a distinctive recognition as a Technology Evangelist and Change Agent; designing and implementing end to end technology solutions propelling revenue and value arbitrage. I come with over 21 years of experience, leading complex, multi-disciplinary projects. My expertise revolves primarily in providing thought leadership towards project lifecycles, which include managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders, analytic insight and business judgment to support strategic and tactical initiatives, enabling effectiveness and productivity.

 

  • As a senior leader, I cater to Standard Chartered Bank globally spanning across 60+ countries and 77+ legal entities
  • Spearheaded 30+ large-scale technology delivery initiatives ranging from USD 200K to USD 20M leveraging PMI, Agile, Six Sigma, ITIL and otherworld – class best practices.
  • Career marked by IT leadership roles at industry leaders Standard Chartered GBS-India; Wipro Technologies – India and Capital One - USA.
  • Consistently improved value contribution, delivery times, quality and service levels while reducing costs.

Designation Experience Location
 Senior Vice President - Technology 21+ Years Chennai

Areas Of Expertise

 

  • Program management 
  • Strategic Planning
  • Integrations
  • Hybrid Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Mobile Solutions
  • System Analysis & Design

 

  • Infrastructure Expansion
  • Enterprise IT Systems
  • Database Design & Management
  • Enterprise Architectures 
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • PMO & Finance Management
  • Rapid Deployments 
  • Cost Management

 

  • Crisis Management 
  • Global Vendor Management
  • Team Building & Restructuring
  • Onshore / Offshore Models
  • Risk Mitigation 
  • Merger & Acquisitions
  • Workforce Redeployment
  • Data Security

 

Work Experience

Since 2005
Standard Chartered Bank GBS 


Since Jul 2016: 
Senior Vice President – Technology
Global Head of Technology Delivery – Name Screening Platform | Head of Legal & Compliance Technology in GBS

Nov 2013 -  Jul 2016
Senior Vice President – Technology
Global Technology Portfolio Head – Human Resources, Corporate Real-estate & Enterprise Solutions

Oct 2009 to Nov 2013
Vice President - Technology
Head of Delivery - Human Resources, Corporate Real-estate & Enterprise Solutions

Nov 2006 to Oct 2009
Associate Vice President  - Technology
Head of Delivery - Human Resources & Corporate Real-estate

Apr 2005 to Nov 2006
Technology Manager
Production Support Manager – Human Resources Systems | Technology Project Manager – Human Resources

2004 - 2005

Wipro Technologies - India
Consultant

1999 - 2004
Capital One - USA
Project Manager

1999 - 1999
CG Maersk - USA
Software Consultant

1997 - 1998
Janus Teamware - India
Programmer

1995 – 1996
Cirlacs Data Systems - India
Analyst Programmer


 

Current KPI's

  • Act as a thought leader for 500+ efficient team members 
  • Resource forecasting and plans
  • Prepare budgets for the Global Innovation Team.
  • Participate in development of cost sheets and CapEx requests for new products.
  • C-Suite Leadership assistance
  • Ensure the team has effective procedures in place to own the technical aspects of new product launch, including but not limited to: drawings and specifications, design .
  • Technical documentation for Operations that is accurate and available in advance of the launch.
  • Responsible for overall adherence to SLA and delivery parameters. 
  • Define contingency plans for projects behind schedule.
  • Establish intra department communication
  • Resource Management including hiring, appraisals and compensations. 
  • Regularly communicate status of all new product launches across the business
  • Serve as the Global coach and instructor for flawless launch practices
  • Lead global IT product development team to deliver innovation and evolutionary product designs that meet customer needs and financial targets for the business 
  • Work closely with the business development and commercial team to develop and maintain technology and product roadmaps by major market and major customer, which are focused on driving growth
  • Drive best-in-class New Product Development
  • From a new product development perspective, establish a process and quality culture from concept-to-customer that meets the needs of customers and enhances our brand reputation
  • Synergize strategic Business Development initiatives with key focus on revenue
  • Coach, mentor, recruit, retain and develop terrific talent
  • Serve as the Global coach and instructor for flawless launch practices
  • Lead as a Agile Evangelist


 

Career Enhancing Assignments

2016 – 2017 
Valuation: USD 15Mn | Team Size: 100+
Currently spearhead the Screening domain within Legal & compliance parameters as an transition initiative of Name Screening platform change from Detica to FricoSoft platform.

2015 – 2016 
Valuation: USD 12Mn | Team Size: 100+
Took over ownership of the Legal & Compliance portfolio to handle Monitoring Delivery, supporting  transition of Moving Monitoring Platform from Detica to Oracle MANTAS.

2014 – 2015
Valuation: USD 12Mn – 15Mn | Team Size: 200+
Technology Portfolio Management for HR embarking on Clouding Computing initiatives for Learning, Talent Acquisition & Management, Performance & compensation, Identity & Access Management

2013 – 2014 
Valuation: USD 18Mn | Team Size: 120
Spearheaded PeopleSoft Upgrade from 8.8 to 9 spread across 18 months, Single Sign on system for the bank globally spreading over 12months and Upgrade of Enterprise SharePoint portal

2008 – 2013 
Valuation: USD 50Mn to USD 60Mn| Team Size: 175
Streamlined the HR Transformation program spread across a period of 5 years and User Security transformation program

2007 – 2008 
Valuation: USD 5Mn | Team Size: 30
Held ownership towards the Implementation of PeopleSoft Enterprise HR Portal globally for 100k+ staff 

2006 – 2008
Valuation: USD 5Mn | Team Size:75
Spearheaded PeopleSoft Re-Implementation from Version 8 to 8.8 over a period of 24 months

2005 - 2006
Valuation: USD 2Mn | Team Size: 50
Held ownership of Production Support of HR systems.

2004 – 2005 
Successful delivery of the projects for the clients during this short stay 
Proven record of delivery with no slippages 
Delivered an effective estimation tool & several reusable components 
Handle proposal development for any new PeopleSoft programs 

1995 – 2004 
Consistent lead performer on any deliverable
Proven track record for delivery & being a good team player
Been a good learner and have delivered across technology platforms 
Successfully managed cross country resources 
Variety of roles to serve growing organization needs
Implemented rigorous development and testing processes decreasing software defects 

 

Scholastics

Master of Science in Information Systems, Strayer University - USA
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Madras – India
Professional Diploma, NIIT, Chennai – India

 

Certifications

PMP certified from Project Management Institute (Expired)
Management development programme on leadership Excellence - IIMC