Speakers Bio & Abstract

John Renard President - EMEA
BU Head | Utilities & Geospatial

BiographyJohn Renard joined Cyient Ltd (formerly known as Infotech Enterprises Ltd) in 2000 via an acquisition. Between 2007 and 2014, he managed the global business operations of the Utilities & Telecom, and Data Transformation & Analytics, Business Units. He had full P&L responsibility for those businesses and under his leadership they more than doubled in turnover to over $115m per annum. In 2014 John became President EMEA. In that position, he had responsibility for all of Cyient's activities in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. From April 2016 and as part of a companywide reorganization, John now leads the Utilities and Geospatial Business Unit while continuing to have geographic responsibility for Europe, Middle East and Africa. John first joined Cyient as Managing Director, Infotech Enterprises Europe Ltd (Cyient's original UK business). He led the UK and then part of the European business for six years, before transitioning to his global role. With more than 25 years of IT, geospatial and data engineering experience, John now specializes in financial management, strategy, business leadership and global outsourcing. John has been involved in three acquisitions that Cyient has made. In 2005, Cyient acquired the Indian captive business of Tele Atlas BV (now part of TomTom). John has had overall responsibility for managing that relationship post acquisition. In August 2010, John led the negotiations and acquisition of a Telecom Engineering Services Business in North America, and most recently John has been Executive Sponsor for another acquisition that Cyient has made in North America. This was announced in March 2014. Prior to working for Cyient, John ran his own consulting practice while living in France, working with companies such as Andersen Consulting, La Poste, ICI and Total. John has a Master's degree from the University of Cambridge, where he first studied Geography and then Management Studies. He works out of Cyient's London office.