Home CIO Insight Jayantha Prabhu Elevated to Group CIO of Essar

Jayantha Prabhu Elevated to Group CIO of Essar


Jayantha Prabhu has been elevated to the position of the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Essar. In his new role as Group CIO, he will be responsible for the Group IT strategy, enterprise architecture, information security, project delivery and Green IT & Sustainability amongst others.

Jayantha Prabhu, Group CIO – Essar: Mr Prabhu has been associated with Essar since 1999 and has been responsible for both formulating and implementing Essar’s Information Technology roadmap. Under his leadership, Essar has emerged as an early adopter of IT for transforming business processes. Some of the IT milestones that Mr Prabhu has led include:

  • The first corporate to start an Innovation & Business Transformation Cell, which focussed 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 organisation-wide unified collaboration and digital transformation resulting in communications cost optimization.

A recipient of many awards like CIO 100, Innovative CIO Awards 2015, Top 10 CIO of India, Global CIO, CIO Power List, etc., Mr Prabhu has published several articles, case studies and technical papers in leading Indian and international journals. He has been invited by the Government of India, as well as prestigious institutions, like NASSCOM, as an expert on various panels.

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