Keyur Desai

Keyur Desai

CIO-Essar Ports & Shipping, Head Info-Security, Network & Communications


With more than 19 years of experience in Information Technology enablement in diversified business segments, Keyur has been associated with Essar since 2001 and has led major initiatives for the organization in various domains at different capacities. He has been a strategic executive in global planning, capacity/cost projections, IT Governance, Designing, Implementing & Maintaining the IT strategy & Information Security roadmap for the Organisation.

Keyur in his role as the CIO for Essar Ports and Shipping business, works very closely with business teams, ensuring IT becomes a seamless integral part of the business, and focusing to align the digitization journey with the business strategic roadmap to deliver value and effectiveness.

He has also been heading Info-Security, Network & Communication domains across Essar – A Global investor controlling a number of world-class assets diversified across the core sectors of Energy, Infrastructure (comprising Ports and EPC businesses), Metals & Mining, and Services (Shipping, IT and Retail businesses). Essar has the investor portfolio of US $ 18 billion and revenues of portfolio companies over US $ 12 billion.

He has been the Technical Advisory Board member and Jury member for many Organisations and Awards. He is an active Rotarian, Harmonica Player, avid reader and writer. He has been conferred with many prestigious Awards across the industry, has been an active Speaker & Panellist at many Industry conferences and has been featured in many leading IT Magazines.