SVP & CIO
European Chapter Member
Khushnud Irani is Senior VP and CIO at LafargeHolcim. He is driving the IT Transformation within the new Group which is the industry leader formed by the merger of the top 2 industry players Lafarge and Holcim in 2015. He is also actively driving the digital agenda within the Group. In the past, whilst being the CIO at Holcim, he has introduced modern cloud based delivery model within the Group. Embracing this model brings a fundamental shift in the way IT services are delivered within the Group, reducing the technical complexities of internal operations and instead allows IT personnel to focus on closer involvement with their business counterparts in creating deeper business value.
Prior to joining Holcim, Khushnud was EVP and CIO at Qualiflyer Loyalty Ltd—a Group company of SWISS International Airlines responsible for managing the Frequent Flyer Customer Loyalty program for several million members worldwide.
Apart from IT, Khushnud led the various operational business shared services areas which included member servicing and back-office operations. He led major outsourcing initiatives which saved the company 40% yearly costs and improved customer satisfaction & operational efficiencies.
Khushnud holds an Executive MBA degree from IMD Lausanne and has graduated in Physics from Mumbai University. He has also attained his Honours Diploma in Systems Management. He is based in Switzerland since 2000.