In a move to push its digital roadmap, the GMR Group has announced to appoint top techie Rahul Shandilya as the new company Group CIO. According to the announcement by GMR, in his new role, Shandilya will handle all aspects of IT strategy and the company's digital transformation plans.
The GMR Group, an India-based multinational conglomerate that is headquartered in the national capital New Delhi was founded in 1978. The group comprises many companies including GMR Energy, GMR Infrastructure, GMR Airports, GMR Enterprises, etc.
The conglomerate is one of the fastest-growing infrastructure enterprises in the country. With its diverse portfolio of projects, infrastructure provider GMR is building state-of-the-art projects in sectors of critical importance. The group has implemented many iconic infrastructure projects in India.
Before joining the GMR Group, Shandilya was the Group CIO at Welspun Group, where he led group-level IT strategy and execution that included core areas such as automation and the digital landscape.
At Welspun, Shandilya was working on defining and designing the vision, strategy, capacity-building, and execution in partnership with business organisations.
Shandilya is a technology leader with vast experience in business and digital and comes with the unique acumen of how to bring them together to foster innovation and thought leadership and create value for stakeholders. Shandilya is a much sought-after speaker at many tech-related events.