Professional Background: Khushnud Irani joined Holcim in 2006 and became SVP and CIO in 2012. At Holcim, he has put a renewed focus on IT strategy, enterprise architecture, and a global project portfolio, with a strong emphasis on IT functional excellence group-wide. Prior to joining Holcim, Irani was EVP and CIO at Qualiflyer Loyalty Ltd., a former Swissair Group company responsible for managing the frequent flyer customer loyalty programs of several European airlines, encompassing several million members worldwide. In addition to IT, he led various operational shared services areas, including member servicing and back-office operations.
Education: B.Sc. in Physics, Mumbai University; Honours Diploma in Systems Management, National Institute of Information Technology, Mumbai; Mastering Technology Enterprise, Joint Program EPFL, ETH, IMD — Lausanne; Executive MBA, IMD Lausanne.
Personal Passions: Playing chess and badminton, customer loyalty programs.