Digital general insurance provider Acko has roped in Vishwanath Ramarao as its Chief Technology and Product Officer. An experienced engineering leader for some of the biggest names in the internet technology space, Vish moves over from Google to join Acko’s senior leadership team and will lead the company's technology strategy, product development, and design.
Ruchi Deepak, Co-Founder, Acko stated, “We’re excited to welcome a highly seasoned strategic executive in Vish. His leadership will provide new impetus to our technology initiatives."
At Acko, Vish will be responsible for the engineering, data science, product and design teams. He will spearhead Acko’s technology initiatives as it continues to deliver innovative products and services.
On his appointment as Chief Technology & Product Officer at Acko, Vishwanath Ramarao said, “I’m looking forward to joining the insurtech movement and working with Acko to change the way insurance products are built and sold. It’s clear that Acko is at the forefront of defining and accelerating the next wave of insurance penetration in India with the help of advanced technology, new inventions, and a fresh approach toward insurance.”
Vish, an alumnus of the Penn State University, Pennsylvania, US, has held leadership positions across several multinationals/internet companies over the last two decades. Before joining Google Engineering, he was VP & CTO at Hike Messenger and was responsible for building and growing the Data Science (DS) Practice ground-up. Prior to that, as VP of Engineering at AOL, he rebuilt and launched their communication and media technology suites.
Founded in 2016 by Varun Dua, Acko provides innovative products with personalized pricing based on customer behavior and data analytics. Vish’s appointment comes as Acko focuses on scaling up and improving its customers’ experience, by investing in its team and technology. Having Vish on board underlines this focus: hiring the best talent and building technology-driven solutions to deliver innovative and personalized insurance experience for all.