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Kuldip Mohanty resigns as North Dakota's CIO

Mohanty handed in his resignation, effective May.31, citing family reasons

Kuldip Mohanty / governor.nd.gov

Indian American Kuldip Mohanty steeped down as North Dakota's chief information officer (CIO), the state's Governor, Doug Burgum announced on May.14. Mohanty was appointed to the post in February 2023.

According to a statement from the Governor's office, Mohanty's decision to step down comes as he looks to spend more time with his family. The Governor has appointed deputy CIO Greg Hoffman to serve as interim CIO. 

   “It has been a privilege and honor to be a part of your administration in serving the citizens of North Dakota,” Mohanty stated in his resignation letter addressed to the Governor. “I had the utmost pleasure of leading an amazing team of leaders within North Dakota Information Technology in delivering value to our citizens in collaboration with our agency partners.”    

Under Mohanty's leadership, the North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) department made progress on several issues such as modernizing the unemployment insurance system, crafting policies and guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence and developing the Business Gateway.    

“Kuldip brought a deep understanding of system operations and a strong focus on customer service during his impactful 15 months as CIO, ensuring that NDIT was able to meet the needs of its agency partners so they could better serve North Dakota citizens,” Burgum said. “We’re grateful for his leadership of the outstanding team at NDIT, and we look forward to building upon his progress and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We also thank Greg Hoffman for stepping up again to fill the interim CIO role as part of NDIT’s highly capable executive team," Gov. Burgum said in statement. 

Prior to serving as the state's IT chief, Mohanty held leadership positions in multiple firms spearheading their IT department. From 2020 to 2022, he served as CIO of HUB International Limited in Chicago, the world’s fifth-largest global insurance brokerage. He also served as senior vice president IT and North America CIO for ManpowerGroup, a leading global workforce solutions company, and as vice president of enterprise IT strategy and services for CNO Financial Group. 

Mohanty earned a master’s degree in computer applications at Jorhat Engineering College in India in 1995 and a master of business administration degree from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago in 2004. He serves on the board of the Executive Service Corps in Chicago and was engaged in organizing corporate responsibility campaigns to improve education and health care in rural India with the Abhaya Foundation.

  

    

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