Chief Technology Officer – Kotak Mahindra Bank and Group Companies
|Current Designation & Role
|Chief Technology Officer
|Current Company Name
|Kotak Mahindra Bank and Group Companies
|Past Company Names
|No of Years in the IT Industry
|City you live in currently and since when
|Mumbai , Since 1987
|Native Town/ City you belong
|Language you are proficient with
|English, Hindi, Kannada
|Awards and Recognitions Received CIO
Volumes in the IMPs and CTS areas – Feb 2017
-Bharat Banking application awarded by Finnoviti awards 2016.
-Most Innovative Company Award by VMware – October 2016
|Gadgets you love the most and why
|My mobile phone – it provides connect to my friends and loved ones, instant updates on events in the world, education, entertainment and now even serves as a substitute for cash.
|What makes you laugh
|Spontaneous wit, its particularly great when someone sees humour in in a difficult/tense situation
|Current book you are reading and what you love about it
|Fault Lines by RaghuramRajan – it’s a few years old now, but provides insight into the underlying issues that impact the Indian Economy.
|Books you enjoyed reading the most
|‘’What the Dog Saw’ – Malcolm Gladwel, Silence Speaks – Eckhart Tolle, Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter…
|Software company you admire and why
|Hardware company your admire and why
|Same as above
|IT personality you admire and why
|Satya Nadella, uses his personal experience to give new creativity to leading technology company.
|Your best moment in your career till date
|Actually, it has been a journey with lots of individual moments, which I usually realise as a high point in hindsight …the moment my first custom developed system, a Cash Managament system built for Citibank, during by Citi days. The first product sale to a UK bank, in my Polaris days and recently, at Kotak when the integrated systems of a merged Kotak and erstwhile ING Vysya bank went live.
|Your best moment in personal life
|When my daughter was born
|Music You Like
|Almost any kind..The blues, Jazz
|Movies You Like
|Mystery stories, Dramas…Mission Impossible movies, James Bond movies, older epics like Chariots of Fire.
|Most Liked Travel Destination
|Angkor Wat, Cambodia
|Why do you like your job
|I love my job because it gives me plenty of opportunity to try new ideas, conceptualise and then actually execute to see the results.
|Most favorite quote