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Sebastian Samuel CIO at AW Rostamani Group


Sebastian T Samuel is the Chief Information Officer at AW Rostamani Group, Dubai.

With more than 18 years of experience in the information technology industry, Samuel heads a team of professionals with responsibilities for technical oversight including research, development, technology, and product design activities spanning the AW Rostamani portfolio which includes Automotive, Logistics, Retail, Information Technology and Travel. Sebastian holds MCA degree from Bharathiar University along with BSC – Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University. He is also an Enterprise Architecture (EA) practitioner who has actively participated in many EA implementations in the region. Sebastian has also expertise in implementing ERP, Corporate Strategy & Performance Management (Balanced Scorecard), GRC and Disaster Recovery Implementations.”

Sebastian provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the Company. His initiatives include improving service delivery through embracing effective and efficient use of technology; creating business models for delivering new services such as virtual desktops; promoting online development opportunities to increase self-service capabilities; and leading strategic initiatives to transform the technology department to be flexible, adaptable and responsive to customer needs.

Achievements: Under the leadership of Mr. Sebastian, The Company has been awarded with

‘ICT Achievement Award- CIO of the year 2016’, ‘Asian Leadership CIO Award-2015’, , ‘CIO 50 Award 2012’, ‘CIO 50 Award 2014’, ‘CIO 100 Award 2015’, ‘Network World Award 2012’, ‘ORACLE Fusion Saas Implementation of the year 2012’, ‘ACN Award- Retail & Trading Implementation of the year 2016’. In the course of his career, Mr. Sebastian has been a speaker at many IT Conferences and have led many initiatives in receiving these awards.

Organization Profile: AW Rostamani is a conglomerate of 14 companies in seven diverse disciplines, committed to enriching lives through its exceptional products and services. Our portfolio of companies are responsible for managing well established multinational brands across several industries including Automotive, Real Estate, Interior design and IT. With over 2800 employees and net assets in excess of US1.5 Billion, the A W Rostamani Group’s success story is one of the most inspired in the region.

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