Chief information officer, Kuoni Group, Dhiren Sayla

Chief information officer (CIO) of VFS Global, Dhiren Sayla, who is also the senior vice president and head of global IT (Shared Service Centre) for Kuoni Group, has recently been appointed the group CIO of Kuoni Group, the multinational travel service provider.

In his new position, Sayla, who is to be based in Dubai, will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the IT function while strengthening the company’s global IT delivery model across the world.

He will concurrently continue in his current VFS Global role.

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Having worked with the Kuoni Group for a number of years, Savla worked as chief technology officer from 2004 to 2010, and later as CIO for Kuoni India & South Asia including VFS Global.

From 2011 until January 2012, he also held responsibility for emerging markets for Kuoni’s travel businesses in addition to being the CIO of VFS Global.

Adding to this, Savla has also worked with Standard & Poor’s (CRISIL) as CIO for its South Asia region where he was responsible for its KPO business IT in Europe and the Americas.

Previous to this, he held various leadership positions within Merrill Lynch, GE Shipping and IL&FS in India.