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Dhir is group CIO at Lanco Infratech

Anuradha Ramamirtham, Principal Correspondent

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Ajay Kumar Dhir

The group CIO of Jindal Steel Limited for over six years, Ajay Kumar Dhir has joined Lanco Infratech Limited (Lanco). Dhir will be responsible for managing the group’s various businesses in India and overseas. Lanco is engaged in various verticals, including, power, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), infrastructure, property development, and renewables.

As part of his role as the group CIO, Dhir will be responsible for SAP ECC6.0 consolidation and rollout at Lanco. The group had implemented SAP ECC6.0 two years ago across its units in India. SAP ECC6.0 includes core functional modules and sales and distribution management.  The group plans to add project systems and quality management to SAP.

Post his appointment as the group CIO at Lanco, Dhir’s top priority is to create an IT vision for the group and chart out the roadmap, accordingly.

“As group CIO, I will be managing an IT team of around 50 people, which we gradually look to expand and make it one of the best teams in the integrated infrastructure space,” observes Dhir.

As the group CIO, Dhir will handle the IT strategy, information systems, e-governance, risk management and compliance across Lanco’s business units and special purpose vehicles in India and overseas. Dhir will also be involved in aligning the group’s IT strategy with its business objectives and managing the large and diversified IT team, globally.