With over two decades of leadership experience in business, technology and operations, Ani’s background encompasses IT driven business transformation and re-engineering in banking, insurance, outsourced application development and maintenance, and outsourced product development.
Ani was CIO at ING Vysya Bank (now Kotak Mahindra Bank) in India for almost a decade, leading the IT department across retail, private banking, corporate banking, financial markets, credit & market risk and support functions, and managing a network of 600 branches.
Between 2000 and 2007, Ani was Managing Director of Cerulean – a software programming firm supplying e-business services to the global marketplace. Ani led the business to profitability and growth before joining ING.
Prior to this, Ani worked for several years at Citibank, where he played a key role in the launch of the bank’s first digital banking initiative, comprising internet banking, touchscreen kiosks, interactive voice response and India’s first debit card.
Ani earned his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, and his engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. He is a sought after speaker and panellist, participating regularly at international forums, and his digital work has been featured in several global case studies.