IMS Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jagdeep Kochar as the CEO of IT and IT Services. In this role, Mr. Kochar will be responsible for heading our IT, IT Services, and PMO initiatives.
Mr. Kochar is a veteran of the IT industry, with 39 years of invaluable experience, and unparalleled credentials in implementing and managing large-scale and successful IT, IT services, and e-Governance projects. Out of his total experience, two decades of his journey were as the CEO of IT and IT services businesses, both in the Government and private sectors. During the initial years of his career, he was involved in implementing manufacturing projects for electronics and consumer durables in the private sector, and helped organisations with their automation plans using technology and IT. When the IT industry was picking up in India, he has guided his teams to set up large IT systems, networks, and software applications, including ERP.
He has provided leadership to many local and national level state projects like the e-procurement initiative for the state of Gujarat, and the Government of India; and has helped design, build, and manage more than 30 Data Centres in India, including for Gujarat state, ONGC, Mazagon Docks Limited, and GUVNL. He has headed multiple noteworthy projects, such as the PKI project for Bharat Electronics Limited for securing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Mineral Administration solution meant to curb illegal mining for the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, and Maharashtra, and ‘Cashless Health Insurance Card’ project for millions of poor families of Gujarat (now, a national project). He has also led the implementation of state-wide surveillance, and Intelligent Traffic Monitoring for Gujarat.
He has provided IT-related advisory services to the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY-GoI), IIM – Ahmedabad, GIFT City project, IFSCA, AIC for the Government of Vietnam, and several private organisations. Under his leadership, the businesses have received about 15 national and international awards for various e-Governance projects. He has also won a distinguished alumnus award from the prestigious Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai. In the past, he has served as the President of Gujarat Electronics and Software Industries Association and IIM – Ahmedabad Alumni Association, Vice Chairman of Asia PKI Forum, and Chairman Gujarat for ESC India.
Here’s Mr. Kochar sharing his thoughts on joining the IMS Group
“IMS is a young organisation in more than one way. It has several achievements to its credit, most notably its vitality and scorching growth. I am happy to be amongst so much youthful energy and creativity. I look forward to contributing to this growth story in a meaningful way.”
Amit Somaiya, Group CEO and Co-Founder
shared, “Being in a fast-paced industry, where there are a plethora of IT-specific opportunities, we aim to capitalise Mr. Kochar’s wealth of knowledge in the IT industry to unlock the possibilities that can help us further diversify our service portfolio. We intend to lean on his invaluable experience to address and find solutions to our existing challenges to continue to shift gears. I extend my warmest welcome to Mr. Kochar, and look forward to powering the future of work, together.”
Swati Pandit, VP – HR and L&D
commented, “Technology is the backbone of our industry, as we virtually support our global clients with continual and seamless outsourcing services. With Mr. Kochar’s experience in large-scale high-technology projects, we will gain a massive boost to our technological strength, making us tech future-ready.”
We are delighted to welcome Mr. Jagdeep Kochar to the IMS family. Building on his expertise, we will continue to pursue our mission to transform every business and person we touch.