Ajay Kumar Dhir


Ajay Kumar Dhir is a Visionary Entrepreneur, Mentor, Philanthropist, Strategic Advisor and a highly experienced Business – IT Leader with over 31 years of distinguished experience with large corporates in India and Abroad.

He is an Expert in IT Strategy, Consulting, Shared Services, Enterprise Wide Applications, Spend Management, Strategic Cost Reduction, Sustainability & Green IT, Information Security, Supply Chain & Logistics and Human Capital Management. He has travelled and worked globally on professional assignments.

In addition to the primary profile of a Chief Information Officer, he has also taken on additional roles as Chief of Human Resources, Strategy, Manufacturing etc., as well as been the CEO of a leading IT Services / KPO firm in US. He has also been involved in M&A of some very large overseas acquisitions in Steel, Mining and Automotive, spread across Indonesia, Australia and Netherlands. All this has given him a very broad and mature profile across various industry verticals and domains.

He has been honored by CIO Association of India and World CIO Council as one of ‘India’s Most Respected CIO’s and is a winner of several awards and recognitions such as “CIO Masters” Award, 2012 – “Collaboration”, CISO 100 in 2011 & 2012, the Silver EDGE Award in 2009 and 2010, ‘Top 10 Green Enterprise’ Award in 2010, CIO 100 – ‘Bold’ in 2008, CIO 100 – ‘Ingenious’ in 2009, The ‘Best Green Strategy’ in 2009 etc.

Ajay is Chairman & Founder – APAC CXO Forum, MENA CXO Forum& Global Women Leaders Forum, Member – Practitioner Advisory Council (Shared Intelligence, SSON), Member – Security Assessment Advisory Group (SAAG) – Data Security Council of India, Member of the Advisory Board of CIO Association of India, Member of the Advisory Board – The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), Founder Chairman of APOE Club (India, SAARC, ASEAN, UAE / GCC) and Member of Industry Advisory Committee on CIO Education and Certification for Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Ajay is an alumnus of Hindu College Delhi, Institute of Management Technology and Indian School of Business, all premium institutions of India.

One of the most respected CIOs in India, he is regarded as a Thought Leader and is a highly sought after speaker in the CXO Community and prestigious International Forums.

At present, he owns and runs Oranda Global, a full service consulting firm operating across India, SAARC, ASEAN, APJ, MEA and US, specialising in Strategic Advisory Services, Human Capital Management, Shared Services, M&A, Investments & Funding, JVs, GTM, Strategy, Branding etc. for marquee clients. He is one of the top experts recognised globally for his expertise and vast experience in Metals, Mining, Utilities, Energy, Infrastructure, Supply Chain & Logistics, Human Capital, Hospitality and Healthcare Verticals.

More details on Ajay can be found on in.linkedin.com/in/ajaykumardhir/

Also visit www.orandaglobal.com and www.apaccxoforum.com