Ex-Exec President & CIO
Pratap Gharge is Founder of Multisoft Consultants LLP. Since July 2018, the company provided Strategy Advisory Services for Digital/IT Transformation using latest the technologies and CIO On Demand services. He is also on the advisory board for a few IT service companies and advises several Manufacturing/ Construction/ Real Estate/Agricultural Solutions companies in the Mumbai and Pune region in their Digital Transformation journey and their digital Initiatives.
He has 36 years of rich experience in IT and his last position in the corporate world was as Executive President and CIO held at Bajaj Electricals Ltd where he was heading IT and Digital Function for over 20 years. Pratap has completed his graduation in Science and MBA in Operations Research.
Apart from looking after the IT function at Bajaj, he was involved in several business transformation projects as a Project Manager or Joint Project Manager. One such project where he was Joint Project Manager was focused on the optimisation of throughput from the entire supply chain optimisations and business process improvements using Theory of Constraints Principles. This was implemented in all the three type of businesses, Consumer Durable (Made-to-Stock Supply Chain), Luminaries (Industrial Lighting – Made-to-Order Supply Chain) and Engineering and Projects (where critical Chain Project Management-based solutions were implemented).
Pratap was also responsible for all Digital Transformation initiatives at Bajaj Electricals Ltd, which included evaluations and implementation of Chatbot, RPA, Mobile Apps, IoT in products, E-commerce, Adobe Experience Manager Implementation, Social Media Listening and Analytics, Digital Marketing, ORM, Analytics, SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS Cloud implementation and enhancing Omni Channel Customer Experience. He was a member of the Executive Council and Senior Management team at Bajaj Electricals Ltd, taking all strategic decisions to steer all the businesses.