Essar Services India announced the elevation of Jayantha Prabhu as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Essar.
Prabhu has been associated with Essar since 1999 — responsible for formulating and implementing IT roadmap. Essar has emerged as an early adopter of IT for transforming business processes under his leadership.
Some of the IT milestones that Prabhu has led include:
# The first corporate to start an Innovation and Business Transformation Cell, focusing on generating ideas that drove business transformation through IT adoption
# Adoption and implementation of Cloud solutions straddling the spectrum of Private, Public and Hybrid, to make business processes more effective and efficient
# Adoption of various technology solutions across the Social, Mobility and Analytics landscape to meet business requirements, such as enhanced workforce agility and improved efficiency
# The first adopters of comprehensive organization-wide unified collaboration and digital transformation resulting in communications cost optimization
As the Group CIO of Essar, he will be responsible for the IT strategy, enterprise architecture, information security, project delivery and Green IT and Sustainability amongst others.