Keyur Desai

CIO-Essar Ports & Shipping, Head Info-Security, Network & Communications

With more than 15 plus years of experience in Information Technology enablement in the manufacturing sector, Keyur has been associated with Essar since 2001 and has lead major initiatives for the organization in various domains at different capacities.

He has been a strategic executive in global planning, capacity/cost projections, IT Governance, Designing and Implementing the IT infrastructure strategy roadmap.

Keyur in his role as the CIO for Essar Ports and Shipping business, he works very closely with business teams, ensuring IT becomes a seamless integral part of the business, and focusing to align the digitization journey with the business strategic roadmap to deliver value and effectiveness.

As Vice President – IT, he has also been heading Network, Telecom and Information Security domains across Essar Group that has Diversified Business like Steel, Power, Energy, Ports, Shipping, Telecommunications, BPO, Retail and EPC. With Operations in more than 29 countries, the group employs 60000 people and has revenues of over US $ 27 billion.

He is one of the key members of the Essar - Group CIO Office Senior leadership team, Essar Global Information Technology Committee (GITC), has been Technical Advisory Board member for a reputed Multinational Organisation and Jury member for reputed ICT Awards Process.

He is an active Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Satellite City Navi Mumbai, Harmonica Player, Speed Cuber, avid reader and writer. He has been conferred with many prestigious Awards across the industry, has been an active Speaker & Panelist at many Industry conferences and has been featured in many leading IT Magazines.

Keyur believes in the fact: “The only way to discover the limits of the ‘Possible’ is to go beyond the ‘Impossible’…”