Kay Leong Poh, Group Deputy CEO & CIO
Kay Leong Poh, Group Deputy CEO & CIO, Poh Tiong Choon Logistics is a distinguished leader in the logistics and supply chain industry of Singapore. Before joining the family business of logistics, Kay Leong had served as a National Service Probationary Inspector under Singapore Police Force. Being a conscientious man, he took his duties very seriously and after serving for 20 years as a National Service Reservist, he was promoted to the prestigious rank of Deputy Superintendent (DSP)(NS). It was in the year 1992 that he joined Poh Tiong Choon Logistics as a Systems Analyst. Ever since then, he has been leveraging IT & automation in the services of the company. His extraordinary skills in analyzing and implementing application systems, documenting the standard operating procedures, and training the teams have taken PTC ahead of its time. Today he is the Group Deputy CEO & CIO of the company and aspires to take it into the next stage of development with the use of drones, automation, robotics, AI, and autonomous electric vehicles.
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Top 10 CIOs From Asia - 2022
Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are essential part of an enterprise's digital renovation and transformation. With the technological evolution revolutionizing the path of businesses today, the responsibilities and role of a CIO has also changed. Today, CIO must have a computer background i.e, either a college degree in computer science or software engineering, and a least of five years of experience is required in IT management. Even though the role is not technical, these experience and basic knowledge would help a CIO to take appropriate decision in modifying business.
The CIO role was established in the 1980s. At that time, the CIO primarily focused on managing technical projects, launching systems and using technology to increase efficiency and productivity and cut costs. With time, role of these corporate leaders has continued to expand and have become key contributors in how technology could be used to further business objectives and grow the top and bottom lines.
One of their goals is to continue to maintain and improve the organization's internal technology processes as a way of maximizing company productivity and making complex tasks more achievable through automation. They are also responsible for creating business value through technology, overseeing the development of customer service platforms, approving vendor negotiations and IT architecture, establishing IT policies, strategies, and standards and developing and approving technology futures and budgets. As the cloud computing, big data analytics, mobile computing and technical collaboration platforms started to determine the future of the businesses the focus of CIO role has shifted to service analysis, data security, and market reach.
CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of `Top 10 CIOs from Asia 2022' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Aaron Lee,Chief Information Officer||Blue Insurance||Using his extensive experience spanning more than 25 years in various sectors, he is presently leading the firm in its Digital Transformation and innovation journey as its CIO|
|Debanjan Banerjee,Chief Information Officer||Pernod Ricard||Debanjan has graduated from Birla Institute of Technology with BE in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He also has a Masters in Business Administration from IMT Ghaziabad. Before Pernod Ricard, he has worked with Cargill and Reckitt Benckiser India to name a few.|
|Harish Srinivasan,Chief Information Officer||Sport Singapore||A results driven senior technology leader with accomplished experience across Technology Strategy & Consulting, Account Management, Hybrid Cloud Architecture and Program Management|
|Jayanta Lahiri,Global Chief Information Officer||Startek||Worked in reputed global firms like Accenture, Wipro, Infosys, AXA-Tech, Firstsource & Startek, he is on multiple Industry Bodies, such as, NASCOM, CII, multiple Global CIO / CXO Forums|
|Jayaraj Sayanthan,Chief Information Officer||David Pieris Group||A dedicated & results-oriented 360-degree IT professional with versatile leadership and technical competencies in the field of ICT, Digital Technologies, Software Development, and Information Security with proven track records in industry|
|Kay Leong Poh,Group Deputy CEO & CIO||Pohtiongchoon Logistics||Experienced Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Group Chief Information Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry|
|Mohamed Ariff Ameedeen,CIO||Universiti Malaysia Pahang||An experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry, who is skilled in Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and many more|
|Prasanna Karunanayake,Global Chief Information Officer||Melstacorp PLC||He intends to fully utilize his knowledge, skills, and experiences in General Management, Finance Management, HR Management, and ICT Management|
|Rozana Rusli,Global Chief Information Officer||MISC Berhad Group||Using her 30 years of accomplished experience in numerous sectors, she is presently guiding the group in its journey of growth, sustainability, and digitalization|
|Rupesh Nain,Chief Information Officer||Adani Group||Business Technology Leader with more than two decades of experience in Enterprise IT driving Business Transformation through the innovative use of Technology, Digital and Analytics|