I work for Captain Steel Group as VP-IT and Chief Information Officer. I am based out of the corporate office at Camac Street in Kolkata and I report to the Directors. I drive a digital transformation agenda for the group and have a mandate to implement IT systems across the entire value chain right from sourcing, manufacturing to sales.
I was with Spencer's Retail / Nature's Basket ( A RP-SG group company) as GM and Head of IT during 2017-2021. I was located out of RPSG House at Alipore and I reported to the Sector Head. Spencer's had a complex IT Applications Portfolio and used SAP ECC 7.0 for the backend operations and an inhouse developed system for the front end PoS. The e-business systems ran on Magento and PiMCore. There was a mix of private and public cloud infrastructure for the IT Applications.
Earlier I have worked for the Sanjaya Mariwala Group as Group IT Head for 6 years. SAP ERP was implemented at Kancor Ingredients and Omniactive Health Technologies during my tenure. The group is an Indian MNC with diversified interests in Agri-Products, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Processed Spices.
Prior to joining the Sanjaya Mariwala Group, I was heading the IT Dept for Sterlite Technologies at Pune(2007-2011). I worked as Manager (Information Systems) at Adani Wilmar Ltd from 2004 to 2007.
I started my career with Amul (GCMMF) at Anand. I worked with Amul from 2001 to 2004.
My areas of interest include Project Portfolio Management, DevOPs, ERP Implementation(Primarily SAP), Formulation of Strategic IT Roadmap and IT Security Forensics
I have studied from The Institute of Rural Management, Anand. I was at IRMA from 1999 to 2001 (20th Batch) doing the full-time PGDRM course which is equivalent to MBA . The optional electives that I chose were from Information Systems and Finance.
Before IRMA I did my BE in Electrical Engineering from Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Odisha. I passed out in 1998 (13th Batch, 94-98) IGIT used to be one of the 4 Government-run engineering colleges in Odisha. Our degrees have been awarded by the Utkal University
My Primary education has been at Montfort Dhenkanal (Upto Std 2), MAV, Hillpatna, Berhampur (Stds 3 & 4), St. Vincents Berhampur (ICSE 1991), Khallikote College, Berhampur (+2 1st year) & Govt. College Rourkela(CHSE 1993)