Tony Saldanha is a globally recognized and versatile Fortune 25 company Global Business Services (GBS) and Information Technology executive with a rich blend of business and technology leadership expertise. Tony has over three decades of international business expertise in the US, Europe, and Asia. He was named on Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Professionals list in 2013. Tony brings a proven track record of GBS design and operations, CIO positions, acquisitions and divestitures, outsourcing, disruptive innovation, and experiences in creating new business models during a 27-year career at Procter & Gamble. Tony has board experience in industry organizations, in client advisory boards and in non-profit organizations. Tony is a recognized thought leader in the IT industry and is currently working on a book on digital transformation that is aimed at providing practical advice to boards and CEOs on executing sustainable transformation.
During his latest role at Procter & Gamble, Tony took on the challenge of disrupting the already best-in-class $2.5 billion Global Business Services operation, after having run most aspects of it over the previous decade. This quickly became an undertaking to disrupt the global IT and shared services industry, given P&G’s leadership position in the area. Tony brought together peer Fortune 50 companies, the top global IT companies and venture capitalists to deliver this effort.
Prior to this, Tony ran Global Business Services and IT for all P&G’s business units and 75 countries, as well as the Business Intelligence and Analytics function for P&G. As the leader of Global Business Services and IT for all units, he was responsible for creating new business models using technology in the business, in addition to delivering cost and service targets. As part of the latter position, Tony created new award-winning analytics and algorithm driven business models for selling, marketing, manufacturing and finance.
In 2005, Tony served as CIO for the $10Bn Gillette company, after P&G had acquired it. In this role, Tony delivered a highly complex integration of all commercial areas within 18 months to help create one the most successful acquisition integration success stories in the industry.
In 2003, Tony successfully program-managed the $8Bn outsourcing of IT and Shared Services for P&G. This was the largest outsourcing deal in the industry at the time.
Beyond these, Tony has held several strategic change leadership as well as operational roles. Other P&G roles included CIO and GBS leadership roles across all geographic regions, global IT product development experience, as well as setting up and running offshore organizations. Prior to this, Tony was a technologist and consultant for two subsidiaries of Unisys corporation in the late 1980s.
Tony’s board experience includes IT Advisory Board membership at the University of Cincinnati, at the Indiana University Business Intelligence program and the University of Texas. He has been on the Customer Advisory Boards of Cloudera, Box and High Radius. Among non-profits, Tony was the founding member and Chairman of the Board for the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, and is currently on the boards of Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati, and Remineralize the Earth.
Tony holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the elite Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow in India. He and his family reside in Cincinnati, OH.