Executive Management

Advisory Panel

Lalit Sawhney

Lalit is a MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and B. Sc. Engg, University of Delhi. He has almost 40 years experience in leading organisations in the IT and Technology sectors; he is one of the most well regarded IT professionals in India

He was the long term IT Head and CIO at Hindustan Lever; (1983 – 2000), where he integrated the IT operations of all the Unilever companies in India, and defined and implemented the IT strategy for the group, including Applications and Infrastructure. This included the first national implementation of an ERP package across the length and breadth of the sprawling supply chain, and the first national V-SAT network coving all the offices, manufacturing locations and distribution operations of the company.  Computerworld, US recognised Hindustan Lever as one of the 100 Outstanding IT Users in the World.

He moved to Reliance Communications as Sr. Vice President in 2001, where he initially focussed on organising Strategy and Management consulting assignments with McKinseys and CGEY. Here he set up Shared Services for Commercial, Logistics, Human Resources and Finance. He later became CIO and then took up the business responsibility of the Enterprise Wireless Business

He has also been an entrepreneur, setting up an E-Commerce and an IT Services business in Retail and Distribution.  He now consults in Information Technology

Lalit has held several leading elected positions like President, Computer Society of India, and Vice President, International Federation for Information Processing.

He led the National Y2K effort in Government and Industry on behalf of CII and Govt. of India, under the leadership of Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

At Lighthouse Partners he guides our CXO level IT Search Practice.