Hero MotoCorp’s long-standing CIO Vijay Sethi has decided to bid adieu to the company after serving the firm for over 13 years. Besides donning the CIO hat, Sethi was also managing the corporate social responsibility (CSR) and human resource functions at the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturing company.
Sethi had joined Hero MotoCorp in September 2007 from pharma major Ranbaxy, where he had served as director – business solutions (IT). Prior to Ranbaxy, he had worked as a management consultant for Tata Consultancy Services for over seven years.
While the automaker is yet to announce Sethi’s replacement, it has named Pradeep Eledath as interim head of IT. Eledath has over two decades of experience in information technology, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. Mike Clarke will assume the role of chief human resources officer and COO.
A highly acclaimed CIO and a frequent speaker at various institutes and forums, Vijay Sethi holds a Master’s degree in industrial engineering, an MBA in materials management, and a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra.
Sethi is also a member of several national forums. He is Chairman of IT committee of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Co-chairman of CII Core Group on Cyber Security, member of CII’s National Committee on IT/ITeS, and board member of SAP India User Group (INDUS). He has also been a member of the National Knowledge Council and IP Committee of CII.
About Hero Motocorp
Hero MotoCorp Limited, formerly known as Hero Honda, is an Indian multinational motorcycle and scooter manufacturer based in New Delhi. Headed by Pawan Munjal, the company is the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer. In India, it has a market share of about 46% in the two-wheeler category.
The largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the country is reportedly working on the launch of an electric passenger car in India as part of its future mobility vision.