Arun Tewary, an acclaimed IT veteran is a Strategic advisor & Director at Finesse. Arun Tewary’s association with Middle East has been for over 25 years and known in the IT industry as one of the leading CIOs. Arun has 4 decades of international professional experience in Information Technology and business transformation through automation and process reorganization across numerous industry verticals in various capacities. He has successfully transformed organizations through digital acceleration and agile processes. He has worked across Manufacturing sector, Retail, Trading, Real Estate, Food & Beverages, Aviation (aviation catering), and Information Technology. He worked mostly on Tier-1 ERPs – SAP, Oracle and JD Edwards in large organizations, including the largest SAP implementation in Gulf region. Arun has ddemonstrated success in strategy planning and execution and advisory/consulting service with stellar record of serving as Board Member for multiple groups as well as councils. Proven background in establishing new business lines, facing digital transformation challenges, implementing new IT operating models, and deploying technology plans. Adept at developing global digital business platforms, ensuring organizational transformation, executing intelligent hybrid models, and deploying JD Edwards E1, SAP, as well as other ERP systems. Empowering business leader with demonstrated success. Managing teams of professionals internationally while ensuring professional growth. Instrumental in maintaining cordial relationships with key stakeholders to ensure continuous growth and success. Articulate communicator with excellent interpersonal and analytical skills. He has worked with Tata Steel, India, Essar Steel India, Al Futtaim Group, UAE, Emaar Properties, UAE and Emirates Flight Catering, UAE. Arun is an active member of CIO Majlis, UAE. He is a challenger and at the same time a leader in collaborative working.
Ashok Rao is a strategic BFSI advisor to Finesse. He is qualified Chartered Accountant and an information Systems Auditor. He has over four decades of experience in the BFSI. Having worked abroad and in India, with various MNC’s in the Banking and Insurance Industry. He held various positions, as Chief Internal Auditor, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Head Integration Management. His last assignment before retiring in 2017, was Group Head integration Management with Kotak Mahindra Bank. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer ( in charge of IT & Operations) in ING Vysya Bank. He was a part of the Leadership team in Kotak and a member of various Management Committees . He was also the Managing Director of ING Vysya Financial Services. He at present, advises a number of FinTech’s and startups , He is also an Independent Director in Toyota Financial Services Ltd.
Entrepreneur, Trainer, Consultant, Blogger, Mother Arti heads the Training division of Finesse. Arti brings with her 11 years of cross industry experience. She started her career with AGC Networks handling post sales customer satisfaction levels. Here she learned about building long lasting customer relationships. After AGC, Arti co-founded a start-up in Telecom services sector. This gave her hands on experience in creating cohesive teams, retaining talent, and handling customer throughout the lifecycle. At J&J Medical, Arti managed the suture business in a region and developed competence in sales management, developing people and creating customer-focused teams. At Johnson & Johnson, she was also responsible for national sales training. Arti founded Lead On Consultants in 2011 in line with her passion for Training & Customer Experience. In line with this vision, she joined hands with Finesse to develop their Learning & Development vertical. Arti’s strength lies in her ability to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures. She puts immense trust in people, which brings out the best in them. Arti did her bachelors in Information Systems from BITS, Pilani, India and went to ISB, Hyderabad, India to study management.