CFO CHOICE | Dhiren Savla
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Dhiren Savla

Dhiren Savla

Chief Information Officer – Global CIO – VFS Global

Full Name Dhiren Savla
Current Designation & Role Chief Information Officer – Global CIO for VFS Global Group having operations in 83 countries across 5 continents. Instrumental in creating strategy for global expansion and niche businesses
Current Company Name VFS Global Group
Past Company Names Kuoni Travel Group (VFS’s parent organization), CRISIL (S&P), IL&FS , Sharekhan, DSP Merrill Lynch, G.E. Shipping, IBPS
No of Years in the IT Industry 22 years
City you live in currently and since when Mumbai …. Born and brought up here
Native Town/ City you belong Belong totally to Mumbai…city I love
Mother Tongue Gujarati
Language you are proficient with English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi…. And some words from international language
Educational Details B.E (Electronics) & Strategy management program from Ashridge Business School, UK
Awards and Recognitions Received CIO CIO 100 award from IDG group 2007-10, Edge awards from Information week, Power list from cybermedia, several information security awards, SAP ACE award for service sector, NASSCOM innovation award to name few. Bigger awards are highly achievement oriented team and satisfied customer…. When completely unknown person praises your work without knowing who you are
Gadgets you love the most and why iPhone, iPad – Simply, piece of engineering brilliance…!! So intuitive and real….
What makes you laugh Good witty conversation…. And also, people changing with situation make me laugh
Current book you are reading and what you love about it None at this stage…. I love reading people especially when they are their real self.
Books you enjoyed reading the most non-fiction books, autobiographies … in fiction – thriller
Software company you admire and why Google (is it software company!)
Hardware company your admire and why Apple (is it hardware company!)
IT personality you admire and why Steve Jobs…. Cut throat mission oriented visionary
Your best moment in your career till date may be best is yet to come. Say, journey at VFS Global – 15 offices in India to 700+ offices in 83 countries or launching sharekhan.com……
Your best moment in personal life Celebration of birthday at orphanage…. True, genuine – love , affection & respect from kids… direct dialing to God
Music You Like Bollywood music of 70s and western music of 80s/90s…. also, love Sufi Music
Movies You Like Message to live big life – Anand & story of untold love – Sadma
Most Liked Travel Destination Nature at its best in Africa (Kenya, Tanzania), Historical scenic cities & countryside in Europe (Sweden, Spain, Italy and Switzerland) and our own Kerala
Why do you like your job IT is integral to my business and is clear differentiator… a winning proposition for the business
Most favorite quote There is nothing like winning a silver medal….