The CMA CGM Group recently announced the appointment of Mr. Rajesh Krishnamurthya as the new Group Senior Vice President for IT & Transformations with effect starting February 12, 2018. The group says that with this appointment they intend to increase the pace of their transformation and growth enabling them to reach their goals of becoming the leader in the digital solutions industry.
Mr. Krishnamurthya studied at one of India’s most respected educational facilities, the University of Pune, also called “The Oxford of The East,” and graduated in Electronics Engineering. Mr. Krishnamurthya before his appointment with CMA CGM worked for Infosys as the President – Head of Europe and Global Head Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications & Services. Infosys is a leader worldwide in the technology services sector offering consulting to aid clients in developing a strategy for the successful execution of the digital transformation.
Mr. Krishnamurthya has spent a majority of his career in the areas of IT and Transformation. He was essential to the success of Infosys, playing a vital role during his 25 years with the company. Through his extensive industry knowledge, Mr. Krishnamurthya will be an important leader in guiding CMA CGM’s digital transformation.
Among the five strategic priorities defined by CMA CGM Chief Executive Rodolphe Saadé, digitalization is seen as a vital lever for continued growth, differentiation and overall performance.
As part of a worldwide strategy, a number of initiatives have already been successfully implemented. A global team of Chief Digital Officers has been appointed along with the establishment of CMA CGM Ventures, the corporate venture organization dedicated to the cutting edge of technology and investments and the development of partnerships with major e-commerce groups are vital to the success of this strategy. CMA CGM has a history of recruiting the finest specialists in a given field, the appointment of Mr. Krishnamurthya will not only drive this strategy but also aid in accelerating the transformation of the group.