Vijay Sethi

Vijay Sethi

CIO & Head – CSR – Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

Full Name Vijay Sethi
Current Designation & Role CIO & Head – CSR
Current Company Name Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
Past Company Names Ranbaxy and Tata Consultancy  Services
No of Years in the IT Industry 28
City you live in currently and since when New Delhi since 1994
Native Town/ City you belong Chandigarh
Mother Tongue Punjabi
Language you are proficient with English, Hindi, Punjabi
Educational Details
  1. Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering
  2. MBA in Materials Management
  3. Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  4. Number of certifications in various areas of management and IT – ncluding APICS (Supply Chain) and CISA
  5. Leadership programs organized by leading global institutes including Harvard Business School, Indian
Awards and Recognitions Received CIO
  1. Global CIO
  2. CIO of the year
  3. CIO Hall of Fame
  4. Champion CIO
  5. India’s Best CIO
  6. India’s Best IT Manager
  7. CIO Super League
  8. The Greatest Corporate Leader of India
  9. Most Influential CIO / CTOs
  10. Best CSR CIO
  11. Outstanding CSR Leadership Award
  12. CSR Leadership Award
  13. CIO Grandmaster
  14. BI Mastermind
  15. Cloud Pioneer
  16. IDC ICON 2016
  17. CIO 3.0 Conclave & Awards 2016
  18. CIO Power List Analytics Icon Award 2015
  19. CIO Power List Automobiles & Auto Ancillaries Icon Award 2015
  20. CIO Power List Transformation ICON Award2016
  21. CIO Power List Automobiles & Auto Ancillaries Icon Award 2016
  22. Many Others
Gadgets you love the most and why
  • iPhone
  • IPAD

With these one feels connected at all times and are so simple to use.

What makes you laugh Lot of things:

  • Games and pranks I play with my daughters
  • Remembering our childhood days with my friends and family
  • Remembering  the way I behaved in some situations
Current book you are reading and what you love about it The Unusual Billionaires by Saurabh Mukherjea
Books you enjoyed reading the most Lots of them including :

Great by Choice – Jim Collins

Monk Who Sold his Ferarai – Robin Sharma

The Goal – by Goldratt

Who Moved my Cheese – Spencer Johnson

Straight from the Gut – Jack Welch

Connect The Dots – Rashmi Bansal

Software company you admire and why Would not like to name
Hardware company your admire and why Would not like to name
IT personality you admire and why Mr. Michael Dell – the way he starting in 1984 from selling upgraded PCs to then changing the global PC business by selling PCs on web to becoming largest PC maker in the world by the age of 36 in 2001. And he is a real down to earth person- amazing personality
Your best moment in your career till date a. Being awarded CIO of the year

b. Having a long one-on-one conversation  with Mr. MichaelDell

Your best moment in personal life Too personal to share
Music You Like Hindi Ghazals / Old Hindi Songs / Punjabi GurbaniShabadKirtan
Movies You Like I do not watch movies
Most Liked Travel Destination Germany (Heidelberg)
Why do you like your job a. While IT gives me an opportunity to actually changing the wayorganization and the eco system works by deploying systems / re-engineeringprocesses, my role in CSR helps me doing actual ground level work for under privileged
b. Keeps me updated with latest trends in technology and gives me an opportunity to explore these to help my organization  achieve our business objectives
c. Gives me an opportunity to meet and interact with some ofthe best minds in business and IT
d. Has lots of challenges that keeps one motivated
e. Gives me lot of personal and professional satisfaction
Most favorite quote If you want to Change the World, first change yourself