Mukund Prasad

Associate Professor

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • PG Diploma in Business Management (Marketing & Systems), XLRI-Jamshedpur, 1984
  • B. Sc.(Engineering), Mechanical, BIT Mesra, Ranchi 1979

His career path has moved in organizations like Tata Steel, PwC, HCL, Ispat Industries, Ranbaxy and Welspun Group in India with Senior Management Positions (Global CIO /Global CHRO and similar positions) in all companies with a global presence and multi geographical and multi-cultural environment.

Expertise:-Business transformation through technology (managing the RUN, GROW & TRANSFORM), Change Management & Cultural integration cutting across geographies and countries.

Mukund is also into Leadership coaching as a CEO Coach and is a Certified professional coach trained by CLI International, Canada and Marshall goldsmith’s stakeholder’s centred coaching.


  • Information Technology, Technology applications for business
  • Business analytics
  • Digital Transformation of business
  • Enterprise architecture & IT Strategy
  • Digital platforms and data monetization
  • Marketing of IT Products and services
  • Technology ventures
  • IT strategic Outsourcing
  • Product Management
  • Performance Management
  • HR Strategy
  • Marketing Information Systems
  • Corporate Governance etc

Teaching Experience: - 5 years

Teaching and pedagogical Innovations

Industry Experience

37+ Years

  • Director – Group HR Business Transformation & Group CIO, Welspun Group Mumbai, Since July’2009
  • Director – Global Business Solutions, Ranbaxy Gurgaon, Dec’2007-July’2009
  • President & CIO, Ispat Industries, Mumbai, July’2004 – Dec’2007
  • Chief Information Officer, HCL Pvt. Ltd., Noida, Nov’1998-March’2000 & Jul’2001-Jul’2004
  • Principal Consultant, PWC, New Delhi, Mar’2000-Jul’2001
  • Designation, TATA Steel, Calcutta and Jamshedpur, Jan’1979-Jan’1986 & Nov’1991-Nov’1998
  • Marketing Manager, Parle Exports, Mumbai, Jan’1986-Nov’1991


  • Best CIO of India Award, Asian confederation of industries, 2012
  • Global CIO Award 2011
  • CIO 100 Award thrice (2005, 2011 & 2013), IDG Group
  • Top ten CIO of India Award for five consecutive years, CIO Association of India measured by peer recognition among Indian CIO’s, 2009-2013
  • Merit of being recognized as a speaker in CIO Asia and CIO India level by training organizations like Marcus Evans and GDS, SAP and Microsoft international conferences
  • Holds the distinction of contributing in Gartner’s research journal and University of Berkey’s Hass school of business journals about his accomplishments which was in their website from 2011-2015.
  • Responsible for Creation of Shared services, Program and portfolio management capabilities, Process improvement & automation and Corporate governance within the group companies.
  • His main thrust areas were

    a) Creation and execution of HR & IT Strategy at the conglomerate level.

    b) Talent Management & Retention

    c) Performance Management: Developing culture of Accountability and Differentiation

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