I’m a senior adviser to the Board of Kestrel, supporting the leadership team with my extensive experience in the technology industry where I’ve had a particular focus in the banking and finance sector.
I’ve been a Chief Information Officer, Board Advisor and Entrepreneur over more than 30 years, driving digital strategy and transformation for global enterprises. I’m currently a non-executive director of Tata Motors.
Prior to joining Prudential plc in 2016, I was chief strategy officer of Calypso Technology, Inc., a global application software provider. From April 2010 to June 2013, I was the executive vice president and general manager at Misys Banking. From May 2004 to March 2010, I served in various executive roles at British Telecom, most recently as chief executive officer for BT Innovate and Design and Chief Information Officer of BT Group plc. Prior to British Telecom, I was executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief e-commerce Officer for Qwest Communications. Earlier in my career I served as Chief Information Officer at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as well as at UBS and was also global head of operations at Credit Suisse First Boston.
I was also founder and from 1998-2001, Group CEO of WebTek Software, one of the most successful software houses in India.
I hold a BSc in Electronics from the University of London, am a Chartered Financial Analyst and have been a multi-year recipient of the CIO 100 Award, CIO Insight IT Leader of the Year 2009 and the British Computer Society CIO of the Year.