Jayantha Prabhu, the Essar Group CIO, has taken up the additional responsibility of heading the India business of AGC Networks, a global solution integrator.
AGC Networks, an Essar Group company, represents leading brands in Unified Communications, Network Infrastructure & Data Center, Cyber Security and Enterprise Applications to evolve the customer's digital landscape. AGC is a leader in enterprise communications in India and has significant presence across the Middle East, Africa, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Philippines and the UK serving over 3000 customers.
At present, Jayantha Prabhu holds the position of Group CIO for Essar Group. In this role, he is responsible for the Group IT strategy, enterprise architecture, information security, project delivery, Green IT and Sustainability. As the CIO of Essar Group Companies, Jayantha has set up the technology vision and transformed different business processes by adopting mobility, cloud, analytics and digital to drive business growth. He has been associated with the conglomerate since 1999. Jayantha has also been a part of the jury at the NEXT100 Awards, organized by ITNEXT. He also featured in the list of most social Indian CIOs on Twitter, prepared by CIO&Leader.
Speaking on his appointment, Jayantha said: “I'm excited and honored to be taking on this new responsibility and I look forward to bring my global experience of catering to diversified businesses in furthering the AGC business in India and serving its wide range of customers. I see this role as a great opportunity to be in the marketplace and add value to AGC Networks.”
Speaking on the appointment, Sanjeev Verma, Whole-Time Director, AGC Networks, said: “As a leading global solution integrator, AGC continuously evaluates its strategies and go to market to remain relevant to its customers and technology partners. Jayantha has deep understanding of various business verticals and the customer technology landscape. His inclusion in the company’s leadership team as Head-India Business adds tremendous value to AGC and its ecosystem of customers and technology partners as we work together towards providing a more digitally enhanced and secure technology environment for our clients.”