Airtel Payments Bank named Pinak Chakraborty as new Chief Information Officer

Pinak Chakraborty has been named the new Chief Information Officer of Airtel Payments Bank.

He will be in charge of Airtel Payments Bank’s overall technology strategy, as well as digital innovation and product and service change. He will be a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee and will work closely with Anubrata Biswas, the bank’s MD and CEO, and Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, the bank’s COO.

Pinak is a seasoned technology executive with over two decades of experience in engineering leadership and applied research in developing software solutions that provide end-users with a frictionless, responsive, and personalised experience. In the Indian and global sectors, he has held many executive positions in banking and financial services firms, as well as tech behemoths.

Prior to joining the Bank, he was the head of product engineering for PayMaya, a Philippines-based fintech. Pinak holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from NIT Silchar and a master’s degree in Information Technology from IIIT Hyderabad. In the areas of machine learning and natural language processing, he has 14 patents awarded by the US Patent Office.

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