Avinash Velhal

Chief Information Officer at Katonic.ai

Avinash Velhal has an extensive work experience spanning over several decades. Avinash has held several high-level positions in various companies. Currently, Avinash is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Einnosec and also the Founder of PMnet.in. Prior to these roles, they served as the President of CIOKlub Mumbai. Additionally, Avinash was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at SME Technology Development Council.

Before their current roles, Avinash held notable positions at Atos International, where they served as the CIO for Growing Markets - APAC, India, Middle East, Africa, & South America. Avinash also served as the Group CIO IMEA, Vice President, and Head of IT & Process during their tenure at Atos International.

Prior to Atos International, Avinash worked at Siemens IT Solutions and Services Private Limited, where they served as the Cluster CIO South Asia and Deputy General Manager of IT services. Avinash also had a managerial role at Siemens.

Avinash began their career as an Industrial Engineer at Larsen & Toubro. Avinash also worked as an Associate Consultant at Bombay Productivity Council, where they handled various projects related to Industrial Engineering for both government and manufacturing industries.

Overall, Avinash Velhal has a strong background in information technology, leadership, and industrial engineering gained through their various roles in different companies.

Avinash Velhal has a diverse educational background. In 2013, they attended the Institute of Directors in New Delhi, where they obtained a certification in Corporate Governance as a Certified Corporate Director. In the same year, they also obtained a certification in Transitioning from CIO to Digital Strategist from IIM Bangalore - Executive Programmes.

In 2011, Avinash attended the Indian School of Business, where they obtained a Global CIO Certification. Prior to this, they completed their Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering between 1987 and 1990.

Earlier in their education, Avinash attended Mithibai College in 1983 and 1984. Unfortunately, the degree name and field of study for this period are not specified. Avinash's education prior to college can be traced back to their attendance at St. Thomas High School - Goregaon, where they completed their studies in 1982.

In addition to their formal education, Avinash has also obtained several certifications. Avinash obtained a Corporate Director certification from the Institute of Directors in 2013, an IT Information Library Foundations Certification (ITIL) from EXIN in 2004, and certifications in PM@Atos and PM@Siemens at undisclosed dates and institutions.


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  • Chief Information Officer

    July, 2022 - present

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