CFO CHOICE | Vijay Sethi
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Vijay Sethi

Vijay Sethi

Vice President and CIO – Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

Full Name Vijay Sethi
Current Designation & Role Vice President and CIO
Current Company Name Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
Past Company Names Ranbaxy and Tata Consultancy Services
No of Years in the IT Industry 23
City you live in currently and since when New Delhi since 1994
Native Town/ City you belong Chandigarh
Mother Tongue Punjabi
Language you are proficient with English, Hindi, Punjabi
Educational Details 1.) Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering2.) MBA in Materials Management

3.) Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering

4.) Number of certifications in various areas of management and IT – including APICS (Supply Chain) and CISA

5.) Leadership programs organized by leading global institutes including Harvard Business School, Indian School of Business and IIM Ahmedabad

Awards and Recognitions Received CIO 1.) Global CIO2.) CIO of the year

3.) CIO Hall of Fame

4.) Champion CIO

5.) India’s Best CIO

6.) India’s Best IT Manager

7.) CIO Super League

8.) CIO Grandmaster

9.) BI Mastermind

10)Cloud Pioneer

11.) India’s Most Respected CIOs (Among the top 5)

Gadgets you love the most and why 1.) Camera2.) IPAD
What makes you laugh 1.) Lot of things:2.) Games and pranks I play with my daughters

3.) Remembering our childhood days with my friends and family

4.) Remembering the way I behaved in some situations

Current book you are reading and what you love about it Connect The Dots by Rashmi Bansal – The book has some really inspiring stories about entrepreneurs
Books you enjoyed reading the most 1.) Great by Choice – Jim Collins
2.) Monk Who Sold his Ferarai – Robin Sharma
3.) The Goal – by Goldratt
4.) Who Moved my Cheese – Spencer Johnson
5.) Straight from the Gut – Jack Welch
Software company you admire and why Would not like to name
Hardware company your admire and why Would not like to name
IT personality you admire and why Every IT Leader / Personality has a persona for himself / herself…who has created a excellence in their walk of life
I admire each one of them to appreciate, admire and learn from their success and excellence.
Your best moment in your career till date a. Being awarded CIO of the year
b. Having a long one-on-one conversation with Mr. Michael Dell
Your best moment in personal life Too personal to share
Music You Like Hindi Ghazals / Old Hindi Songs / Punjabi Gurbani Shabad Kirtan
Movies You Like I do not watch movies
Most Liked Travel Destination Germany (Heidelberg)
Why do you like your job a. Gives me an opportunity to actually changing the way organization works by deploying systems / re-engineering processes
b. Keeps me updated with latest trends in technology and gives me an opportunity to explore these to help my organization achieve our business objectives
c. Gives me an opportunity to meet and interact with some of the best minds in business and IT
d. Has lots of challenges that keeps one motivated
Most favorite quote If you want to Change the World, first change yourself