Speakers

Neelam Dhawan

Board Director, ICICI Bank

Neelam is currently Head of India Advisory Board at IBM, a Board member at Royal Philips, Netherlands, ICICI Bank Limited India and Yatra Online Inc.. She is on the Governing Board of IIIT , Delhi.  She also advises and mentors various organizations on business transformation.

Neelam has over thirty-eight years of experience in the information technology industry. Starting from 1982, she has held various positions across HCL, IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. She has been Managing Director and leader of the Country businesses for 11 years for Microsoft and later Hewlett Packard in India.  Her  last executive assignment was that of Vice President for Global Industries, Strategic Alliances, and. Inside Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan, for Hewlett Packard Enterprise till March 2018.

Over several years, leading business journals such as Fortune (international edition), Forbes and Business Today have recognized her as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business.  ..

Her main area of expertise are managing complex technology businesses in highly matrixed organizations.. She has experience of IT transformation across multiple industries: banking and finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, health care and government.

Neelam has been a key participant in shaping the IT industry in India. Her career span covered the industry’s major milestones and had the opportunity to work alongside the key architects of the sector in India. She was on the NASSCOM Executive Council from 2009 to 2017 and made significant contributions to the industry strategy and public policy frameworks.

Neelam is an Economics Graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University. She also has a MBA degree from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India.