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.
Meeta R, a Business Management professional from Cambridge, UK. A banker who is also an entrepreneur in the domain of technology, consulting & advisory services. Based in the US, Meeta is one of the Board of Directors of Finesse.