March 17, 2016: Murari Sridharan is to be the new Chief Technology Officer of leading Indian financial services website BankBazaar.
Based in Chennai, Murari will lead the technology initiatives pioneered by BankBazaar.com, such as the paperless application process, to the next level. Prior to joining BankBazaar.com, Murari was with Microsoft for the past 12 years. Most recently, he ran the engineering team that launched Cortana – Microsoft’s digital assistant challenger to Apple's Siri.
Murari has a PhD from the Iowa State University, and has 12 patents at Microsoft. In the past, Murari has chaired two global internet standards group, which have, among other things, set the global standard for TCP’s congestion control mechanism that enables proper functioning of the internet.
Says Adhil Shetty, BankBazaar co-founder and CEO: “As the leading fintech company in India, everything we do is built around our technology. We have a fantastic team of people who have achieved path-breaking successes. At this point, we were looking for a leader who could give direction to our efforts better and help us go that extra mile. With his rich background of developing and implementing crucial high-performance initiatives successfully and on tight deadlines, Murari fits the bill perfectly.”
AddsMurari: “Work is a huge part of my life and I intend to have fun building products. The leadership & the team here is world class. This is my main reason to join BankBazaar as the people and problem space are awesome.
BankBazaar.com hosts the widest range of financial products from over 50 of the biggest public and private sector banks, NBFCs, and insurance companies in India and gets an average of 5,000,000 visitors per month.