Bengaluru-based fintech unicorn Razorpay has appointed Murali Brahmadesam as its head of engineering and chief technology officer (CTO).
Previously the role was held by Razorpay’s co-founder, Shashank Kumar, who will now take on the designation of co-founder and managing director (MD) at the company.
A veteran with more than two decades of experience, Brahmadesam brings together in-depth knowledge of managing diverse technology functions at scale. He has spent a major share of his career at Amazon and Microsoft, working in India and the US where he has held several technology and leadership roles.
The CTO’s role at Razorpay is a critical one that steers the company’s technology, engineering, and innovation strategies, aligning them with business goals. As Brahmadesam takes over, he will drive the overall engineering strategy and development at Razorpay, while driving the growth of Razorpay Engineering, the company said in a statement.
“Engineering has been the bedrock of growth for Razorpay since its inception. With over an 800-member engineering team today, we are constantly working towards solving some of the toughest challenges that businesses face today, with innovation at its core. Murali brings in-depth knowledge of managing technology functions at scale. I am excited to have him on board at a time when Razorpay is making strides into global markets and further deepening its expertise with all things business payments and business banking,” said Kumar.
With this development, Kumar will continue to bring to life Razorpay's long-term vision for engineering, product, as well as the GTM, functions for the RazorpayX and Razorpay Capital businesses.
“Razorpay has been at the forefront of inventing breakthrough products in business payment and banking that are being relied upon by millions of diverse businesses. I look forward to working with the team and joining Razorpay’s mission to build the central nervous system for fintech in India,” said Brahmadesam on his appointment.