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Analytics India Magazine brings to you its annual list of the Most Influential AI Leaders In India for the year 2022. Selected on the basis of the expertise they hold in the field of AI and Data Science, the list recognises the exceptional work these professionals have accomplished over the last year.

Leaders in this list have shown great ability to lead their teams to develop state-of-the-art AI solutions and support their companies or clients. Along with significant career accomplishments, the leaders inducted into the awards demonstrate the kind of substantial business impact, technology vision and inspirational leadership that advances their role and creates a positive influence on the analytics profession.

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The final record is the work of over two months as AIM invited nominations from various leading organisations in India. The selection is done by a panel that includes members internal and external to AIM. The list is finalised primarily based on the criteria of the leader’s impact on the AI ecosystem in India.

You can access the list from previous years at the link below:

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

These leaders were awarded the AI100 awards at this year’s MachineCon — an invite-only conference with analytics leaders coming together to explore the groundbreaking innovations and the challenges they face in data adoption. Below is the list of the top 100 influencers in the Indian AI industry for 2022, presented in alphabetical order.


Ajoy Singh

COO at Fractal Analytics

Akash Agrawal

Director – Data & Analytics at Tata Consumer Products

Aman Garg

Head of Data & Analytics at DSP Mutual Fund

Ambica Rajagopal

Group Chief AI Officer at Michelin

Amit Gupta

Director, Consumer | Asia, ME, Africa | Group CVM, Loyalty & Analytics | Head CoE Advanced Analytics at e&

Amit Kalra

Managing Director, Head Global Business Solution Centres India at Swiss Re

Anand Das

Head Digital and AI – Domestic 2W & International business at TVS Motors

Anand K Sundaram

Head Analytics Retail Bank at IDFC FIRST BANK

Angshuman Ghosh

Head of Data Science at Sony Research India

Anirban Nandi

Head of Analytics (Vice President) at Rakuten India

Anish Agarwal

Head of Analytics at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Ankit Mogra

Head – BI & Analytics at Ather Energy

Ankush Gadi

Director – Data Management & Analytics at CRISIL Limited

Arun Kumar

Vice President Data Science at Paytm

Arun Mehta

Head of Data Engineering – D&A Technology, Services at Natwest

Arun S. Pai

SVP – Head of Analytics and Decision Sciences at Dream 11

Ashish Gupta

Head of Data & Analytics at PerkinElmer

Ashish Singru

Senior Director & Head, Global Business Analytics Center at eBay

Avinash Narasimha

Analytics Leader at Koch Technology Center

Bharat Belavadi

India Head, Advanced Analytics Officer at Western Digital

Bhargab Dutta

Head of Digital & Analytics CoE at Colgate-Palmolive

Bhupinder Singh

Head, Data Science at Ecom Express Private Limited

Chandra Shekhar Prasad

Chief Data Officer at Mahindra First Choice

Chiranjoy Chowdhuri

Chief of Data Science & Analytics at Pidilite

Debayan Bose

Head of Analytics and Data Science at redBus (go-MMT group)

Deependra Singh

VP & Head Data Science and Analytics at Junglee Games

Devendra Sharnagat

Sr. Executive Vice President – Data Analytics and Customer Value Management at Kotak Mahindra Bank

Dhruv Rastogi

Vice President and Head of Data Science at IKS Health

Farhat Habib

Director, AI Glance at InMobi

Ganesh Bhat

Senior Manager – Analytics & IoT at CEAT Limited

Gaurav Kumar

Head – Data Science, Data Analytics and Data Engineering at MobiKwik

Guninder Bajwa

Head of India Business Centre at Circle K

Hari Saravanabhavan

Vice President – Global Analytics at Concentrix

Harish Gudi

COO at Tredence

Haryyaksha Ghosh

Chief Data Officer at Aadhar Housing Finance

Ishu Jain

Head Of Analytics for Central Functions at Swiggy

Issac Mathew

Sr. Director, Technology at Lowe’s Companies Inc.

Jitendra Singh

President and Chief Digital Officer at JK Cement

Kamal Kumar

Head Of Analytics at Myntra

Karthik Shashidhar

Senior Vice President and Head, Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Science at Delhivery

Kaushik Ghate

Sr. Vice President II and Head – Customer Analytics and Data Sciences at HDFC Bank

Kiran Samudrala

Chief Data and Analytics Officer and Centre Head at Equifax

Madhurima Khandelwal

Head Of AI Labs, Global Decision Science, Credit & Fraud Risk at American Express

Manindra Mohan

SVP & Head of Analytics at Unacademy

Mathangi Sri

Chief Data Officer at Yubi (Formerly CredAvenue)

Namit Sharma

Vice President & Head GDCA at FICO™

Nidhi Pratapneni

SVP, Product, Analytics & Modelling, Public Affairs, India & Philippines at WellsFargo

Nishant Pradhan

Senior Vice President at Axis Bank

Nitendra Rajput

VP & Head – AI Garage at Mastercard

Padmashree Shagrithaya

Global Head – Analytics & Data Science at Capgemini

Pankaj Rai

Group Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Aditya Birla Group

Phaneendra Durgam

VP & Head – Analytics at Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company

Pradeep Gulipalli

Co-founder at Tiger Analytics

Prakash Hegde

Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO) & Head IT at L&T Construction & Mining Machinery

Prasana Balasubramanian

Head of Analytics at Sundaram Finance

Prashanth Kaddi

Partner, Analytics & Cognitive at Deloitte

Prudhvi Vasa

Analytics Leader at Postman

Puesh Ajmani

Senior Vice President & Global Chief Digital Officer at Welspun Group

Rahul Bharde

VP & Head of Analytics & Insights at Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd

Rahul Chogle

Head – Data and analytics at SpiceJet

Rajiv Jain

Chief Analytics & Risk Officer at Faircent.com

Ram Kumar

Head of Data Sciences at Snapdeal

Ramachandran Srinivasan

Head of Data Analytics & AI at SUN Mobility

Ramya Achar

Chief Product Officer at Tata Health

Ravi Vijayaraghavan

Head of Analytics at Flipkart

Rishi Sharma

Head of Analytics at SonyLIV

Rishi Swami

Head of Data Science at MPL

Rohini Srivathsa

National Technology Officer at Microsoft India

Rohit Khushu

Head of Analytics at Landmark Group

Rupesh Khare

Global Head – Advanced Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at ABB

Sanjay Thawakar

Corporate Vice-President & Head, AI Works & Business Insights at Max Life Insurance

Sanjeev Chaube

EVP & Head – Big Data & Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence at Vodafone Idea

Sanjeev Kumar

Head of Analytics at Bigbasket

Santhosh Vasanthakumar

Site Lead, India – CDTO (Chief Digital Transformation Office) Product Management at VMware

Sasidhar Vavilala

EVP Analytics at Suryoday Small Finance Bank

Saswata Kar

Senior Director, Head of Global Product Data, Analytics & Data Sciences, GBS at Philips

Satya Kiran Dhulipala

Country Manager at Vertica/ Microfocus

Sayandeb Banerjee

CEO and Co-founder at TheMathCompany

Shailesh Kumar

Chief Data Scientist, CoE AI/ML at Jio

Shashwat Kumar

Head Advanced Analytics at L&T Financial Services

Shiv Kumar

Head – Analytics | IT Data & Analytics at Schlumberger India Technology Centre

Shivani Venkatesh

Head , Client Insights at RBL Bank

Shuvajit Basu

VP & Head of Data Science at Tata Digital

Shweta Singh

Chief Data Officer at Tata AIA Life Insurance

Siddhartha Thimmavajjala

Head of AI and ML at Standard Chartered Bank

Sreekanth Menon

VP – Data Science at Genpact

Srinidhi Shama Rao

Chief Strategy Officer at Aegon Life

Srinivas Gopinath

Head – Digital and Analytics at Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd

Subhajit Ghosh

Head – Data Strategy & Analytics at Adani Group

Subhobroto Ghosh

Head – Data & Analytics at Allstate India

Surajit Roy

MD & CEO at IDBI Intech

Sutirtha Chakraborty

Head – Global Data Science & Analytics Center of Excellence at Abbott

Thomas Jacob Kollenkeril

Head of Process Analytics at Biocon Group

Venkatesh Channaraj

VP – Growth & Analytics at Licious

Vijay Nair

Sr Dir & Regional Lead – Data, Analytics and AI (APAC & MEA) at Levi’s

Vikash Raj

Group Vice President (Head of Data) at Mahindra Group

Vineet Shukla

Head – Data Science & Analytics at South Indian Bank

Vinod G

Head – Data Science & Analytics at South Indian Bank

Vishal Dhupar

Managing Director, Asia South at NVIDIA

Yoganand Tadepalli

Global Chief Digital and Information Officer at PGP Glass

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