Hindalco Appoints Poorav Sheth As President and CDIO


Poorav Sheth is now the president and CDIO (Designate) of Hindalco. Sheth's job in this capacity will see him overseeing Digital & IT as well as making sure technology plays a significant role in Hindalco's development. He will succeed the departing CDIO, Jagdish Ramaswamy, who is scheduled to retire in the upcoming months, as a result of the well-executed succession plan.

The Aditya Birla Group's metals-focused flagship firm is Hindalco Industries Limited. Hindalco, a US$26 billion metals behemoth, is a market leader in the production of aluminum and copper.

Prior to this, Poorav joined Godrej & Boyce in September 2020 and served as their Chief Digital Officer (CDO). He was in charge of establishing the Corporate Digital division and implementing Digital & Analytics initiatives across G&B's 14 companies. He carried on business-focused initiatives for the modernization of manufacturing, logistics, sales & distribution, and linked products. This was constructed using cloud platform, cybersecurity, and digital upskilling as its cornerstones.

He teaches companies on business models and growth strategy and is a renowned speaker and panelist in the fields of digital transformation, internet of things, artificial intelligence, and customer experience. Sheth has more than 18 years of varied professional experience and substantial domain exposure. Sheth served as Piramal Glass' Chief Digital & Information Officer before joining Godrej & Boyce. He oversaw transformation efforts at Piramal Glass that were analytics- and data-driven in the areas of connected supply chains, smart manufacturing, digital workplace, and customer experience.

Sheth has over 25 years of experience in technology and business strategy across a variety of industries and regions. Sheth also has a track record in managing large transformation programs, account management, global delivery management, and consulting, and he has a demonstrated ability to use cutting-edge technology to accomplish strategic goals. 

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