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Bhavani Amirthalingam

Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Information Officer, Ameren Services
Bhavani Amirthalingam
Bhavani Amirthalingam joined Ameren in 2018 as senior vice president and chief digital information officer. She is leading Ameren's digital transformation to deliver a differentiated customer and co-worker experience, leveraging emerging technologies to enable the grid of the future while driving operational excellence at scale. She is focused on accelerating technology solutions to enable greater safety, security, reliability and productivity at scale.

Amirthalingam brings to Ameren both a breadth and depth of experience as a customer-centric innovator. Starting in 2015, she worked as chief information officer and business transformation leader of North American Operations at Schneider Electric, a Fortune 500 corporation specializing in global energy management and automation solutions integrating technology, software and services. There, she drove the organization's digital transformation across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. Previously, at World Wide Technology (WWT) Inc., she served as CIO and vice president of Customer Solutions and Innovation. Amirthalingam was listed as one of the Forbes 50 Innovative Technology Leaders of 2021.

She earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Madras, India, and an MBA in information management from the S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research in Mumbai. Amirthalingam serves as a member of the Forbes Technology Council and Chair of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Committee. She is also a member of World 50, a private community for CEOs and C-level executives at globally respected organizations to discover better ideas, share valuable experiences and build relationships that make a lasting impact.

Amirthalingam is as passionate about giving back as she is about driving results. She serves as the chair of the United Way Multicultural Leadership Society, and the following boards: St. Louis Ballet Company, St Louis Symphony Orchestra and National Charity League (NCL). She also has been a mentor and coach for FIRST robotics competitions. She lives in the St. Louis area with her husband and two children.

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