Aruna Rao

Chief Technology Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Aruna Rao is the Chief Technology Officer for Kotak Mahindra Bank. She provides senior oversight on all strategic technology initiatives across the Group and builds standardization, collaboration, and technology innovation across the technology teams.

Before her current role at Kotak Mahindra Bank, Aruna joined Polaris as part of the merger of Citicorp Software with Polaris. During her 23 year career in Citicorp Software /Polaris, she built their Corporate Banking Technology Business including Cash Management, Treasury, Trade Finance and Mutual Funds systems, spanning multiple global implementations.

Prior to that, Aruna worked with a Maryland based bank in the US and with the Operations Research Group (ORG) in India.

She holds a MBA and a MS in Information Systems from Maryland University USA.