Jayantha Prabhu

Chief Technology Officer, Essar Group

Brought up in a family of Entrepreneurs, I started my professional life by starting a Startup of people movement based in my hometown Mangalore. Having a liking for IT, which was just starting to have an impact in India at that time, I took an early call to move into the domain that has fascinated me.

In Essar, where I have lived through Essar’s journey from a small organization with revenues of USD 4 billion to USD 34 billion & from an organization focusing on Shipping & Steel industry to becoming an Globally recognized Conglomerate with diversification into multiple verticals.

My Present role as Group CTO Essar, my responsibilities are Business Transformation enablement by IT, IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Information Security, Project delivery, Enterprise License Agreements, Green IT & Sustainability, etc. I represent IT on various Function Boards of Business verticals, HR, Finance, M & A, Learning, Audit Committee, etc.

I am also responsible for playing the role of an Interim Group CIO & as a CIO for multiple verticals of Essar Businesses. I also a mentoring to Head IT representatives of a few verticals of Essar.