Dhiren Savla

Dhiren Savla

Group CIO – Kuoni Group, Zurich

Group CIO – VFS Global

Full Name Dhiren Savla
Current Designation & Role Group CIO – Kuoni Group, Zurich

Group CIO – VFS Global

Current Company Name Kuoni Group & VFS Global
Past Company Names G.E.Shipping, DSP Merrill Lynch, Sharekhan.com , IL&FS, CRISIL
No of Years in the IT Industry 27 years
City you live in currently and since when Mumbai & Dubai

Born & brought up in Mumbai

Native Town/ City you belong Kutch – But hardcoreMumbaikar
Mother Tongue Gujarati
Language you are proficient with English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi
Educational Details B.E. (Mumbai University)

Management studies from Henley & Ashridge business schools , UK

Awards and Recognitions Received CIO SAP ACE 2015/2016/2006

CIO 100 2007-2012 & Hall of Fame

IDC ICONIC 2016/2015/2014

DSCI 2014

IMC 2015/2014


Express Computers 2015/

IDG, Fortinet, HP Global

Gadgets you love the most and why Apple devices – so intuitive
What makes you laugh Wit & satire … but hypocrisy
Current book you are reading and what you love about it None at this stage.. living out of airports
Books you enjoyed reading the most Autobiographies
Software company you admire and why Google – Is it software company?
Hardware company your admire and why Apple – Is it hardware company?
IT personality you admire and why Steve Jobs – Phoenix personified
Your best moment in your career till date Success of two startups – Sharekhan.com & VFS Global

Award from Hon. Home Minister from India

Your best moment in personal life I achieved what I dreamt & did not let hardwork of my mom go waste!
Music You Like Sufi – intense romantic music
Movies You Like Comedy or Thriller.

Favorites of all time – Chak De India! & Anand

Most Liked Travel Destination Africa – Nature at its best.

Spain, Countryside of Italy, Sweden

Our very own Kerala

Why do you like your job Far beyond CIO –  a role of business leader
Most favorite quote There is nothing like winning a silver medal!