With over 6 years of enriching experience as a CIO (out of total 19 years of
professional tenure in the field of information technology), Chinar has lead
various complex and innovative IT initiatives with direct business impact.
Leadership with his team and with business teams (who have been his
internal customers) has been his forte and he has been very successful in
effecting change management at an organizational level.
Chinar brings with him a deep experience in variety of latest technologies
(including RFID) and advance business solutions and has effectively
developed relationships with top IT companies including the likes of SAP,
Chinar Deshpande IBM, HP, Microsoft, Accenture, PwC and the likes, at the global platform.
Creative IT India Chinar is confidant that he would make the difference for any growing
Age: 41 years organization, especially with the kind of global work experience he has with
various countries having different socio-economic cultures and dynamic work
Professional Experience Summary
Creative IT India Pvt. Ltd. CEO Sept. 2007 – till date
Pantaloon Retail (Future
Group CIO May 2004 – Aug 2007
Dodsal Group - Global CIO (ex. Director – IT) Aug 2001 – Mar 2004
Sr. Systems Manager Sep. 1999 – Aug. 2001
Hindustan Lever Ltd.
Systems Manager Dec. 1997 – Aug. 1999
Project Leader &Sr Jun. 1993 – Oct. 1997
William M. Mercer, inc.
Research Assistant and
University of Louisville Jan. 1992 – Jun. 1993
Crompton Greaves Ltd. Graduate Trainee Engineer Jul. 1990 – Jan. 1991
Creative IT India Pvt. Ltd. IT Services, Management Consulting
Retail, Apparel Manufacturing, Property Management,
Future Group (ex Pantaloon)
Brands, Insurance, Healthcare, Communications
Dodsal Group Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Fast Food Chain
Hindustan Lever Ltd. FMCG (Multi-National)
Crompton Greaves Ltd. Heavy Electrical Engineering.
University of Louisville Education, Image Processing, Distributed Computing
MBA 1994-97 GPA (3.9/4.0)
MS (Computer Sc.) 1991-93 GPA (3.9/4.0)
B.E. (Electrical) V.J.T.I., Mumbai 1986-90 GPA (3.2/4.0)
Training & Development
Design Management Course – Prof David Griffith
(Faculty in many Universities in Europe)
Workshop for IT professionals “Process & Customer
Satisfaction Through Consulting Skills” - Faculty– D.
Spiller, R. Hirons& M. Taylor (From HP & Unilever, UK)
Sr. Manager’s Course at HLL Training Center Faculty –
Prof. Balakrishan& Dr. ZahidGangjee (IIM, Ahemdabad)
Leadership Course at HLL Training Center Faculty - Dr.
Special Training on Recruitment and Tutoring. – HLL
Successfully completed 1-week course in Advance VC++
programming at Boston, USA, 1996.
Awards & Recognition
CIO 100 Award for 2006
President, AIRC (American International Relations Club), UofL, 1992.
“Distinguished Exhibit Award” on Engineer’s Day, University of Louisville
Jt. Secretary, EESA (Electrical Engineering Students Association), VJTI,
Member of American Chung-Do-Kwon Tae Kwon Do Association (ACTA) -
1st Dan Black Belt
On the editorial advisory board of … “CIO” magazine and “CIO
Visiting faculty at two renowned management schools teaching “IT in
•Welingkar School of Management
•St. Xavier’s Institute of Management
On the Admissions Panel of Welingkar School of Management
Founding Member of Technology Forum of RAI (Retail Association of
Power Breakfast withAzimPremji (Top 10 CIO’s of India)
Speaker in several IT seminars such as RetechCon
Keynote Speaker at LIBA “Insight 2006”
1 Front page of renowned magazines
• CIO Decisions – December 2007
• Voice & Data – March 2007
2 Key Articles & Interviews in IT & Business Magazines
• CTO Forum (August 2005)
• Network Computing (November 2004)
• Computerworld (September 1999)
• CXOToday.com (December 2005)
3 International Press
• RIS Magazine, USA (2006)
• SAP Annual Report 2005 – worldwide (Center Page)
4 Newspaper clippings
• several papers such as ET (Brand Equity), Times, Indian Express etc…)
Chinar Deshpande, ex-CIO Pantaloon Group
Now, CEO – Creative IT India