Sunil Mehta

Sunil Mehta

Senior Vice President & Area Systems Director – Central Asia – J Walter Thompson

Full Name Sunil Mehta
Current Designation & Role Senior Vice President & Area Systems Director – Central Asia
Current Company Name J Walter Thompson
Past Company Names Business India Group, First Financial Compuserve
No of Years in the IT Industry 30+ years
City you live in currently and since when Mumbai since birth
Native Town/ City you belong New Delhi
Mother Tongue Punjabi
Language you are proficient with English, Punjabi, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kutchi, Sindhi, Konkani, French
Educational Details MBA, DSM, CISA, BSc, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Awards and Recognitions Received CIO
  • Honoured and named as one of theTop 50 Global CIO’sin the world in the first ever Global Top 50 CIOs list selected by Information Week, USA – 2009
  • Inducted into the first ever Top 50 Global CIO’sin the worldHall of Fame list selected by Information Week, USA – 2010
  • Amongst the Top 10 CIOs in India award by Naseeba – 2009-10
  • Inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame by the CIO Magazine of the IDG Group – 2012
  • Honored amongst the top CIOs of the country for the CIO Powerlist 2015 & 2016 Awards for “Media & Advertising Icon” and “Software Icon” byCentre of Recognition & Excellence – 2015
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame by the CIO Choice – 2013
  • Honoured amongst the Top 100 CIOsin India by the CIO Magazine of the IDG Group for four years in a row – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Honoured amongst the Top 5 Networking Pioneers in India by the CIO Magazine of the IDG Group – 2011
  • Most Effective Recovery Of The Year award, the first ever in the world from India which was pioneered and constituted by Deloitte with BCI UK (Business Continuity Institute) – 2009
  • Recognised and listed on International “Who’s Who of the Information Technology World” – 2002
Gadgets you love the most and why Mobile Phone – Cannot live & work without one

Laptop – Cannot work without one

FitBit – Fitness Tracker

Bluetooth Earpiece – Hands-free listening & working

Smart TV – Interactive TV

What makes you laugh Humorous situations & jokes
Current book you are reading and what you love about it Playing to Win by Alan Lafley& Roger Martin –
To understand how we think about strategies all the time with respect to :

  1. What is our winning aspiration?
  2. Where will we play?
  3. How will we win?
  4. What capabilities must be in place?
  5. What management systems are required? 
Books you enjoyed reading the most Harvard Business Reviews
Software company you admire and why Microsoft – Changed the way people & companies work & collaborate besides surviving since existence & being consistent with innovation
Hardware company your admire and why Apple, Lenovo & HP – Best, Unique, sturdy, Design sense & advanced technology oriented products
IT personality you admire and why Manu Parpia – started my career with him
Your best moment in your career till date When we implemented the first ever ERP for a media company in the world
Your best moment in personal life When my daughter Kahini was born
Music You Like Classical
Movies You Like Action & Spy Thrillers
Most Liked Travel Destination USA & Far East
Why do you like your job Associated Challenges & freedom to innovate
Most favorite quote “Whatever happens – happens for the best and nothing is impossible even if difficult”