Rajesh Uppal

Sr. Executive Director and CIO, Maruti

Mr. Rajesh Uppal is a visionary and a thought leader with an impressive career of more than 30 years in the field of Information Technology. Mr. Uppal is currently serving as the Chief Information Officer of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and acts as the Senior Executive Director of IT, Safety, HR and Education & Training functions at Maruti Suzuki.

Mr. Uppal’s association with Maruti began in 1985 when he joined the IT team. He has successfully established IT as a critical business function in initial years of Maruti. Surpassing the era of stream-lining and sustaining operational processes, he forayed into areas of business analytics, products & service innovation while improving efficiencies across the value chain.

Renowned as a leading  thought leader, Mr. Uppal is a regular speaker at various forums across the globe and has chaired numerous national and international conferences. Mr. Uppal has many accolades including Global CIO, CIO Choice, Best CIO of the year etc.

Realizing the importance of trained and motivated human resource, Mr. Uppal had conceived and successfully established a dedicated Training Academy in Maruti Suzuki which has garnered prestigious awards and accolades including Brandon Hall Award for Learning Management System and Silver trophy for the category Best Private Organization Training Program   at ASSOCHAM’s Summit-cum-Awards on Skilling India.

In this rapidly evolving business context, his focus is to build organization ready for future and be able to respond to the strategic challenges of providing a continuing stream of talent, building organizational capacity and driving systems and processes that create a high performance culture.