Anil Khopkar

Anil Khopkar

Chief Patron CIO CHOICE

Anil Khopkar is founder director of start-up, Mentwiser Services, a company with focus on mentoring growth poised Medium sized Enterprises. Mentwiser vision is to support these enterprises for accelerated growth with strategic inputs & initiatives and hand-hold them through the journey towards excellence. It provides services in the areas of Business Process Management, Technology enabled Operations and program management.

He was Vice President (Management Information Services) and CIO in Bajaj Auto, the Pune based automotive major, for 15 years. He also oversaw IT functions of Bajaj Finance and Bajaj Finsol companies of Bajaj Finserv, Pune.

He is Mechanical Engineer from College of Engineering – Pune, and is MBA from Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad.

He has worked in manufacturing industry for 32 years, initially in the areas of production control / industrial engineering and then moved to Information Technology.

He has extensive experience in systems development in automobile industry, through the generations of ERP, PLM and CRM. Special to mention is simulation technology in manufacturing.

He has led the ambitious project of Bajaj Auto to implement SAP ERP and subsequent extensions to Business Information Warehouse, Enterprise portal, Optimisation, SRM, CRM and domestic & export Channel management.

He has led the transformational project of Bajaj Finance to implement FinnOne core platform, Customer acquisition, dues collection, CRM and Business Information systems.

He has made significant contribution to built current day state of the art IT infrastructure in these organisations. In doing all these projects, he has demonstrated excellence in IT project management, controls and governance.

He has worked in Auto industry consortia for EDI and e-commerce covering aspects like revenue models, governance models, B2B technologies.

He has showed an ability to understand & develop IT vision and architecture aligned to Business goals and objectives. His has excellent understanding of the current day IT offerings and insight into its application to the businesses.

He is member of Executive body of CIO Association of India and was President of its Pune chapter for the first 3 years.