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The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

December - 2009 - issue > Movers and Shakers

Working Creatively on Technology

Sikta Samantaray
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sikta Samantaray
Vijay Mehra has been recently appointed as the Executive Vice President and Head of Business Verticals in Patni Computer Systems. In his new role, he is responsible to define and boost Patni’s micro-verticals strategy, structure, systems, and skills. Commenting about his new position in the company Mehra claims, “As Patni embarks on its micro vertical strategy, I am glad to be at the helm of it.”

Mehra was until recently the Global CIO at Essar Group of Companies and comes with over 20 years of global management and consulting experience. Also, he has led the turn-around of the IT function at Essar and has also led the IT-enabled business transformation of the group across all major businesses. Prior to Essar, Mehra has worked with leading corporations including McKinsey, CSC Consulting, Syntel, and Motorola.

Holding prestigious qualifications in his kitty, Mehra has a BA degree in economics and also an industrial engineering and BA in economics from Cornell University, USA. He has also done his MBA with a concentration in operations and manufacturing from MIT, USA.
Apart from work, Mehra meditates regularly and practices Yoga. He also enjoys playing table tennis and lawn tennis.
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