Dr Dheeraj Bhardwaj
As a Group CEO for City Group Co., Kuwait, Dheeraj is leading the transformation agenda of passenger transport/ mobility industry in Kuwait with the focus on digital innovations and green initiatives. Prior to this he was co-founder and CEO of Arnab Mobility a micro-mobility start-up in UAE.
Played a major role in the development of India’s Supercomputer PARAM and mission critical applications, instrumental in transforming Construction Industry in the UK and Middle East, developed Innovation Strategy for $25 bn Crossrail project in London and award winning “Dubai Innovation Index”.
As a digital & innovation strategy consulting lead of PwC, Dheeraj has developed several transformational strategies for Road and Transport Authority in Middle East such as Innovation Strategy, Marine PPP model, Automated Fare Collection (AFC) strategies.
Recently he led the launch of “Citylink Shuttle” First Shuttle service in Kuwait that is globally benchmarked and unique digital mobility service based on Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) concept that is targeted to reduce traffic congestion in busy urban areas.
Dheeraj holds a PhD in Computing Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and MBA from Imperial College London, UK. Published c.50 research papers in reputed journals. Recipient of two Young Scientist Awards from the Government of India for his innovations and was invited to present his Innovations at NASA, USA.
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