Manoj Ramachandran

Group CIO, Al Babtain Group of Companies

Senior IT executive combining expertise in IT infrastructure, security and operations; facilitating digital transformation programmes impacting supply chain, finance, human capital management, retail and customer experiences (CX) in line with budgets of $70M. Expert knowledge of Information Security (InfoSec) and cybersecurity technologies - championed implementation of continuous improvements to drive competitive edge. Harnessed influential leadership skills to educate and secure buy-in from decision-makers to recommendations aimed at optimising cybersecurity frameworks. Technology evangelist, receptive to cutting-edge tools, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, as well as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Adopted a motivational leadership style to enthuse and train high-performing teams shaping complex transformation and introducing next-generation systems. Diverse industry experience, including FMCG, oil & gas, FinTech and investment banking with clients, including Saudi printing and packaging company, ENPI and their mother company, SPPC Group.