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Thu, 17 December 2015

Kuoni Appoints Dhiren Savla as Group CIO

Dhiren Savla, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of VFS Global and SVP & Head of Global IT (Shared Service Centre) for Kuoni Group, has been appointed as Group CIO of Kuoni Group, the 109-year old Switzerland-headquartered multinational travel service provider.

Mr Savla will be based in Dubai and will also continue in his current VFS Global role.

The appointment comes as part of amendments made to the management structure of the Kuoni Group as part of the accelerated implementation of the groups strategy. As part of this strategy, the three divisions of Kuoni Group will be made more autonomous and accountable for their respective businesses.

Mr Savla holds a long standing association with the Kuoni Group. Between 2004 and 2010, Mr Savla worked as Chief Technology Officer and later as CIO for Kuoni India & South Asia including VFS Global. From 2011 until January 2012, he also held responsibility for emerging markets for Kuonis travel businesses in addition to being CIO of VFS Global.

Mr Savla has also worked with Standard & Poor's (CRISIL) as CIO for their South Asia region where he was responsible for its KPO business IT in Europe and the Americas. In the past, Mr Savla has held various leadership positions within Merrill Lynch, G.E. Shipping and IL&FS in India.

Mr Savla is the recipient of several industry awards including the CIO 100 award (2007 - 2012), and the NASSCOM Innovation Award. He has also served as an advisor, juror, and committee member for various industry bodies.

Mr Savla is a graduate from the University of Mumbai with a degree in Engineering.

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