Vikas Parikh was formerly the Chief Architect at LyondellBasell where he ran enterprise architecture, emerging technologies, IT strategy and IT finance for LyondellBasell worldwide. He joined LyondellBasell in Dec 2019, prior to which he was a Sr Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions and transformation practice at EY advising clients on strategy, execution and transformation on all facets of M&A and turnarounds. Prior to that, Vikas worked at GE Oil & Gas where he was responsible for defining & executing strategy to successfully integrate over $13B in acquisitions (including Baker Hughes), divestitures & JVs over 16 transactions ranging $10m – $9B in revenues, bringing over 50K employees globally. He also held infrastructure, operations & applications responsibilities for two product lines with $7B revenue.
He has previously held the following positions:
CIO – Public Investments, GE Asset Management
Program Manager – Alternative Investments & Finance ERP Systems, GE Asset Management
Progressive roles – Software Engineer, Project Manager, Account Manager, Syntel Inc
Vikas is a seasoned thought leader with an entrepreneurial spirit & over 25 years of progressive leadership roles across M&A, IT strategy, operations, process transformation & application development.
Vikas graduated with a B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Mumbai university & MBA from NC State in MIS and eCommerce.
In 2015, Computerworld & IDG honored Vikas as one of the Premier 100 IT global leaders for his accomplishments.
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