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Krishnan Gopi is the Group Chief Disruption Officer at GEMS Education

Krishnan Gopi is the Group Chief Disruption Officer at GEMS Education

He is currently leading the charge on adopting new perspectives for continuous innovation in Education and exploiting disruptive technologies for competitive advantage.  As a key member of the strategic management team, Mr. Krishnan has embarked on a mission to disrupt from within to challenge the status-quo and create agile, scalable and future-ready technology capabilities for the education needs of ‘Education of Today & Tomorrow’. He is leading multiple strategic initiatives globally such as Digital Transformation, EdTech, Disruptive Innovation, Enterprise Mobility, Process Engineering & Automation, Data Analytics and Technology Consolidation & Standardization, Education Digital Eco-system rationalization resulting in huge customer satisfaction, control improvements, increase in process efficiencies and reduction of operational costs. He is instrumental in building GEMS Education owned software intellectual property thus enhancing internal / external customer experience and leading the efforts to establish a new revenue stream through IP monetization.

Mr. Krishnan is a Strategic Technology Leader with two decades of International experience across five continents and a successful track record of spearheading Business Transformation for large corporates including Citigroup, Fidelity Investments, First Abu Dhabi Bank, BankMuscat & QIB Group. Before joining GEMS Education, Mr. Krishnan was the Managing Director and Group Chief Information Officer at Abu Dhabi government owned Al Hilal Bank and spearheaded the bank’s Digital Transformation journey. He has a Post Graduate Diploma (M.B.A) from BIMS, India and attended an Executive Program on Business Innovation from MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including being voted as “Digital Disruptive Leader of the Year” by MIT Sloan / Khaleej Times at DIGITRANS 2019 & 2018, “Digital Disruptor of the Year” at CDO Conclave 2018, “GCC Chief Digital Officer of the Year” at CDO Conclave 2017 & “CIO Of The Year across MENA” at MEFTECH Awards 2016.

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