Chief Information Officer & Chief Transformation Officer
As Chief Information Officer & Chief Transformation Officer at Lineage Logistics, Sudarsan Thattai is responsible for all facets of the company’s information technology. He and his team focus on optimizing technology to drive customer value, expand service capability and make a global impact. Previously, Sudarsan served as SVP of IT Services at UTi Worldwide and held technology leadership positions at Cisco Systems and DFS Group. He holds a Master’s degree in Management of IT from the University of Sunderland.
What does Lineage’s purpose mean to you?
Today, 41 million people in the U.S. alone are food insecure, yet 40% of the country’s food goes to waste before it ever reaches a family dinner table. Those statistics are staggering! Lineage’s role in the global food supply chain is uniquely positioned to make a tangible, immediate impact on a real societal issue. By transforming the food supply chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world, we can do good while doing well – not a lot of companies can say that.
What makes Lineage an exciting place to work?
Lineage embodies the dynamic, nimble attitude of a Silicon Valley startup, while operating in an industry that has been around for generations. Our owners at Bay Grove place an extraordinary amount of trust in our team to challenge the status quo, which gives us the freedom to dream big and change the world while also delivering meaningful long-term value to our customers. On top of that, the passion for and alignment to Lineage’s vision and purpose across the organization creates a shared passion that continues to propel us forward.
From our Leadership
Lineage embodies the dynamic, nimble attitude of a Silicon Valley startup, while operating in an industry that has been around for generations. Our owners at Bay Grove place an extraordinary amount of trust in our team to challenge the status quo...
What is a piece of professional advice you received from an impactful leader that you can share with others?
You are never as good or as bad as someone makes you out to be – the truth is always somewhere in the middle. No matter what, be a positive leader and always put the mission before the ambition.
The Lineage family is close-knit, but there’s no place like home.
My wife, Kavita, and my son, Vidyuth, and I are passionate travelers and have been fortunate to live in beautiful places around the world like Singapore and Hong Kong. My son is also becoming a serious challenger on the golf course – I’m not sure how I feel about that!