Keyur Desai

VP Infrastructure and Projects group
Essar Group

Keyur Desai is a strategic executive in Global planning, capacity / cost projections, IT Governance, and designing IT Infrastructure Strategy Roadmap. A quality-driven leader, logical thinker, and strong communicator, Mr Desai is noted for transforming IT within an organization with support to Global, enterprise-wide IT Infrastructures.

With more than 14 years of experience in Information Technology enablement in the Global Conglomerate Manufacturing Sector, Keyur is associated with Essar since June, 2001 and has lead various major initiatives within IT Infrastructure for the Organization. Presently, he is the Vice President — IT, Spearheading Network, Unified Communications, and Information Security and Compliance domains for Essar, which has Diversified Businesses like Steel, Power, Energy, Shipping, Telecommunications, BPO, Retail, and EPC. With operations in more than 29 countries across five continents, the group employs 60,000 people and has revenues of over US $35 billion.

In his tenure with Essar, Keyur has handled various facets of IT like Operations, Program management, Information Security and Governance, Solution Design, Vendor management, IT Transformation, IT Strategy and Roadmap, etc. He has been conferred with many prestigious awards across the industry; he has been an active Speaker & Panelist at many Industry conferences and has also been featured in many leading IT Magazines.

Some of the awards he received include:

Next100 Future CIO Award, CSO Next Award, Top 100 CISO Awards, Infosec Maestros Awards, Rising Star Award, CSO Forum Business Impact Award, Best Cyber Security Implementation Award, Business Technology Excellence Award, and many more.