Ponawalla Finance, a part of the highly diversified $13 billion Dr Cyrus Poonawalla Group, has appointed A Shiju Rawther as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Shiju has been with IIFL Finance as Executive Vice President – Technology. In his new assignment, he will be spearheading the IT function, strategies and designing the digital roadmap for the organization along with Plan, Build, Run, Secure and Analytics functions. He is a technology leader with business acumen with 2w decades of experience in major operating tenets as driving digital transformation through thought leadership, innovation, analytics and delivering value to stakeholders. Besides IIFL Finance, he has also held key positions in Primus Telecommunications India, Wipro InfoTech, Gateway Terminals India, PCS Technology, Fullerton India Credit Company and TransUnion CIBIL. He is also associated with Cyberdome, a public-private partnership initiative started by Kerala Police to combat cyber threats. He has an engineering degree in computer science and engineering and a management.