Vice President Group Head of ICT (CIO), Gold Fields
A seasoned Information, Communication and Technology leader with a demonstrated track record of success. Strini is currently playing the role of Vice-President (ICT) and Chief Information Officer at Gold Fields Limited. He has over 17 years of executive experience at an international level having lived and worked in many geographies, including the UK, United States and South Africa.
As part of his global role, Strini is responsible for developing and executing on a Digital Strategy to enable the Digital Mine of the Future. In executing on the required digital transformation initiatives, Strini is able to carefully balance the risk elements associated with digital transformation especially as it relates to cyber security.
Strini has been responsible for enabling Gold Fields to become the first mining organisation in the world to achieve the ISO27001 Information Security certification across all Gold Fields operations.
Strini has also shown success in achieving turnaround programmes and delivering leading edge technology solutions ranging from strategy and governance to digitization and cloud based technologies.
Strini is regarded as a seasoned leader in the technology community globally and his experience in ICT leadership has been recognised by his peers across the industry. He leads a global team comprising of IT leaders from Ghana, South Africa, Australia Peru, Chile, and the United States.
Strini is a member of the CIO Council of South Africa and was a member of the CIO Advisory board for Africa. He was also a member on the Industry Advisory Council for Mining (IACM), and currently serves as a member of the International Electrotechnical Commission of the International Organisation for Standards.