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Venkatesh Mahadevan

Chief Information Officer, Dubai Investments

Venkatesh Mahadevan has over two decades years of progressive work experience in leadership positions with top Fortune 100 companies such as Motorola, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble. He has led Digital Transformation programs at global corporations and been a part of the Transformation leadership team. His background includes extensive exposure in managing Strategic initiatives, Planning, Establishing, Directing technology programs and leading IT functions spanning multiple geographies.

During his professional career across several industries, including FMCG, Telecom & Retail, he has held several leadership positions and been a member of the Executive Committee, serving on Leadership Boards. Prior to joining Dubai Investments, Venkatesh was in a Technology leadership position @ Motorola where he was instrumental in implementing key strategic technology initiatives across the APAC Region and a Key member of the Global Supplier Management Leadership Team, accountable for driving Strategic Relationships with Global / Strategic
vendors/Partners out of India. An MBA & a Research Scholar, he is the recipient of ‘CXO 50’ and several CIO leadership awards. He is also a recipient of the “Peter Drucker Award” for Outstanding achievements in the field of Management. He is an accomplished “ENERGY & Peak Performance” Speaker, and a “Premier Skills Coach”.

In addition to holding several prestigious certifications from accomplished international organizations, Venkatesh is also a Mentor at the “Columbia University” New York - Centre for Technology and Management. He is an Internationally Qualified Counsellor & a distinguished Guest Faculty at leading Management institutes, where he mentors Engineering and Management students.