Extensive experience of 3 decades in Digital / Business Transformation, Global Service Delivery Management, IT Operations & Leadership and Operations Excellence. A versatile, high-energy multi-tasking professional with the merit of executing prestigious projects of large magnitude. Cost-conscious, reliable IT leader offering a proven history of success supervising, planning, and managing multifaceted IT projects, complex dependencies and multi-million dollar budgets.
- IT Leadership 95% 95%
- IT Delivery & Operations 90% 90%
- Client Relationship 95% 95%
- Digital Transformation 85% 85%
Rain Industries Ltd.
June 2016 to June 2019
As Global CIO for Rain Industries Limited ($ 2B USD Multinational Manufacturing Conglomerate)
FHPL – An Apollo Group Company
Nov 2013-June 2016
Senior Vice President (IT)
As Senior Vice President (IT) for FHPL – An Apollo Group Company. ($ 1B USD Healthcare Giant)
Medi Assist India
Jul 2011 to
As CIO for Medi Assist India – Number # 1 TPA in India ($ 330m USD Healthcare Industry)
Fortune 50 Companies
Prior to 2013
From Sales Administrator to Group Head
Worked for Microsoft(India & US), IBM(India), Honda(Dubai), TVS Suzuki(India) and other organizations
37,210 hours of Project Management
252+ projects delivered of 510M USD
252+ FTEs & 1528+ vendors
Fortune 50 companies experience
Best delivery of 0.3 defects per man month
35 crores of IT budget
End Point Devices
Manage 2250+ end point devices
Application serving 20 million lives
Manage 72 servers and 261 TB of storage
DC & DR
9 Data centres and DR with 99.999% uptime
87% of resource utilization
Lines of CODE
81K lines of coding
98% improved cSat
Reduced employee turnover by 38%
Contributed to 45% growth in top-line
Enhancing the business of 2 start-ups
HARVARD LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE
WORLD CIO COUNCIL
ECONOMIC TIMES CIO
CIO ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
CIO from IDG
CEO, Medi Assist India TPA Pvt. Ltd.
“Suswaram Sridhar has brought about significant improvements in the functioning of the IT department subsequent to his taking over as the CIO. Extensively leveraging his project management and people management skills, he streamlined the support to better performance by the current core solution and various standalone applications. He is also instrumental to design and develop either through in house or vendors various value add applications. Has a good track record in project managing development of next version of a very complicated and challenging core solution. His in-depth knowledge and experience in designing and developing different applications coupled with his people management skills is an invaluable asset to any technology dependent organization.”
Director- Practices, Alliance Global Services
Director- Practices, Alliance Global Services
“Sridhar and I worked at Microsoft and also at Alliance Global Services. At Alliance, we connected well due to some common philosophies inculcated earlier. I would interact almost every Monday for an informal 1:1 chat. The outcome for me was a real value add not only for the current job, but the future course of my career. I would look forward to continue this relationship.”
Senior Program Mgr., Microsoft
“I worked with Sridhar during a very difficult period where our development and test work had been migrated offshore to India. We had a very tight project schedule which made the team transition a big risk to our success. Sridhar directed the Development, Test and support efforts in a very committed and professional manner. He worked hard to be a good partner in spite of difficulties, and was collaborative in offering options and solutions as each challenge appeared. Sridhar contributed to and maintained good relations between our teams and even resolved long standing relationship issues which had existed with our local teams. He motivated his own teams to deliver high quality, and made significant contributions to the overall success of the project. I would not hesitate to work with Sridhar again or to recommend him to others. John Degel”
Founder & Executive Director @ VASUTTI Services Pvt. Ltd.
“Sridhar is a team player par excellence. While he handles different IT projects with diligence and professionalism, what is remarkable is his team handling capabilities. People in his team work for him. Sridhar comes with a vast IT domain expertise and has rich experience on Projects. Great team player and leads from the front. Has a good vision for his function and function capabilities. Good eye for details. Believes in himself and his team. It’s a pleasure to work with him as a colleague.”
Group CFO – CARE Hospitals
“Sridhar’s biggest asset lies in his passion towards work. He is the subject matter expert of his work. He is a good leader and seen him managing difficult situations meticulously. A diligent and result oriented worker. His excellent domain expertise and his go – getter attitude is commendable, coupled with good people management skills, and a nice person at heart he is a pleasure to work with.”
Chief Executive Officer, MediBuddy
“Sridhar has always shown prowess in being able to develop and work on new platforms….ones that aid better decision-making under dynamic business scenarios…”
Program Director, iNube Solutions
“An epitome of patience, with an uncanny knack of timing, Sridhar would be the person to look to if you were in trouble and needed bailing out. Systematic in his planning and clearly able to look ahead Sridhar can come out of any bad situation, looking not just good, but great! It was a Privilege to work with him.”
Chief Executive Office, Rapra Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
“I directly report to Suswaram Sridhar as Project Manager (Microsoft Technology). He drives passion in us and guides us to a successful delivery. A leader with vision and a great mentor. He shall stand behind us for issues/problems and cheers/celebrates, for his team success. He creates a vibrant work environment for an efficient work force in the delivery and brought successful closures of many deliveries in Microsoft and Java platforms. Introduced innovative initiatives to improvise delivery. Coached many Project Managers to attain excellence in delivery. I would love to be his team member, in my future deliveries”.
Director, Workforce Planning & Management @ EPAM
“Sridhar is a multi-talented and I had a great opportunity to work with him at Alliance. His credentials tells about the vast experience both at Technical level and as a leader. Not only he is an excellent leader, but also have a pleasing personality. No wonder he made lots of good friends within a short span of time. Hope, I get another opportunity to get associated professionally with him again.”
Ramesh Kumar Ganta
IT Infrastructure, Daily Hunt
I am working with Sridhar from past 8 years. As a global IT Infrastructure head, I reported to him as a Global CIO. Proud to be his team person, delivering Digital Transformation Projects globally of multi-million dollor investments. He strategizes and provides able guidance to us, for a smooth and professional execution. He acts as a firewall between the critical stakeholders / BODs with IT Department. Nurtures the team to grow and deliver productive solutions.
IT Head, ALPL
Associated with Sridhar from 2011, reporting to him as VP – Microsoft Technologies, Head of IT and other roles. He is an IT visionary, who is a swift decision maker, task-master and IT Strategist. Spontaneous strategies and execution plan with robust mitigation options are one of his strength. He strongly advocates people management, empowering, guiding and building team are some of his proven strengths. Getting into nutigretties, as needed, providing guidance accordingly to every sect of IT fraternity, demonstrate his leadership abilities. Proud and love to be his team person.
Delivery Director, emids
“Sridhar is a great leader and mentor. It was really fun working with Sridhar. He always allowed the Project Managers under him to be independent and helped them with any aspect of the project. He encouraged the Project Managers under him to think out of box to solve any difficult situation. He made several projects at Alliance successful inspite of the difficult challenges.”
IT Professional, Nitya Software Solutions Inc., BOSTON
“Sridhar is a dynamic leader who constantly motivates his team to perform better and also provides suitable mentoring. He has wide spectrum of knowledge across management, technology and domain areas. Along with delivery he was also involved in various organizational activities (operational excellence, process improvements, trainings, talent acquisition etc..) as well. He is ambitious and strives to perform value addition in activities. He is transparent and approachable person and I have enjoyed working with him.”
Venkata Narsinga Rao Kommireddi
Sr. Java Engineer | Scrum Master | PMP | CSM
Strategic, practical and a solution-based thinker, Sridhar could overcome any obstacle and produce solid results that not only met the company’s objectives, but also helped contribute to growth in new areas for the organization. He is extremely efficient, always the first to take initiative, help others and push people to do their best, and I owe a lot of my own work ethic to what I have learned from him.
Satheesh Babu Boddu
Vice President, IT Program Management @ JP Morgan Chase & Co.
“I was fortunate to get an opportunity with Sridhar Suswaram in the same team… Sridhar is a smart LEADER who values his assignments most and creates a cool & friendly environment within his teams and outside alike. He possesses the most committed, dedicated and down-to-earth attitude which helps to create the “passion” in his teams towards their commitments. No doubt… Professionally and personally, anybody would love to know Sridhar and to work with him. Any team & organization would be benefited with Sridhar’s presence. I wish him all the very best in his future endeavors!”
SAP – Business Solutions Architect @ Chevron, San Fransisco
“Sridhar is heart-working guy, where this quality will be with only few managers. I observed lot of managers in IBM, where can recommend only few people who are committed to work for their resources. Sridhar gives more values to business, personal relations and professional environment. All the Best to Sridhar’s career and will certainly meet his expectations in his career and life.”
Technical Program Manager @ CGI, San Fransisco
“It was an excellent association being with you as a business partner at Honda Motor Co. and I hope we get an opportunity to work as an associate once again.”
Org’s I Worked & Clients I Engaged
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