Piyush Chaudhari is IRI’s president of the Americas and Global Strategy. He is a 20-year veteran of client service, operations and technology and has a proven history in driving technology and overall corporate strategies. As president of the Americas, he has responsibility for Client Insights, Client Service and Pre-Sales. He focuses on bringing IRI’s strategy to life with clients in North America as well as with select multi-national, global clients. He ensures collaboration between the client insights and service organizations, and the company’s Centers’ of Excellence to help clients achieve fundamentally enhanced performance and growth through new capabilities.
Chaudhari joined IRI in 2012 as executive vice president of Strategy. In this role, Chaudhari worked with IRI’s leadership teams and colleagues across the company to refine strategy, direction, and related priorities, including new organic growth areas and acquisitions, and was instrumental in executing these strategies.
Before joining IRI, Chaudhari was a member of Aon Hewitt's Executive Committee, involved in setting the firm's direction and areas of priority. During his six years with Aon, he held many different roles, including management of different regional businesses, such as Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also held global roles, such as guiding Aon Hewitt's global consulting businesses and thought leaders, and acting as chief operating officer for the consulting organization. His primary area of client responsibility focused on multi-national clients.
Prior to Aon Hewitt, Chaudhari was with McKinsey and Company, where he focused on technology and technology strategy. He is an engineer with multiple U.S. patents and worked for many years at Motorola and IBM in product development and support before moving into consulting.
Chaudhari earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a board member of Metropolitan Family Services and Chicago Media Board and a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.