FinTech brokerage firm Angel Broking has appointed Silicon Valley veteran Narayan Gangadhar as its new CEO.
Gangadhar has more than two decades of global experience, leading technology businesses at top tier Silicon Valley companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Uber. He brings a lot of operating experience leading highly disruptive businesses by driving innovation in product, technology, capability building and processes automation.
Gangadhar was Head of Technology at Uber in San Francisco where he led the company’s core infrastructure, machine learning, data platform and data science teams of over 650+ employees across the globe. During his tenure, Uber scaled to over 400+ cities globally completing over 14mn+ trips daily. At Google, he was based in Silicon Valley Offices where he led large product and engineering teams to launch the first set of Google’s cloud infrastructure services such as Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud SQL and Google Container Engines. He also led large teams responsible for developing the overall application infrastructure which power productivity apps like Google Drive, Google Docs, etc.
Prior to Google, Gangadhar was the General Manager and Director at Amazon Web Services where he developed Amazon’s Cloud Database business. He was most recently the Founder and CEO of a robotics startup in San Francisco that develops automated urban mobility solutions. He’s also served on the board of technology companies such Madison Logic, Digital Asset and advises many early-stage startups looking to advance their teams and platforms, positioning them for success.
On his appointment, Gangadhar, said, “The Indian market is at an interesting juncture as more people make technology a part of their daily lifestyles. As a CEO, my entire focus will be on unlocking superior efficiency for all stakeholders. The overarching objective is to make the product more accessible in the mass market. I am grateful to the Board of Directors for granting me this opportunity and look forward to generating the desired synergies with everyone at Angel Broking and beyond.”
Dinesh Thakkar, CMD, Angel Broking, said, “Narayan is a right person to lead Angel Broking along its journey as a leader in this industry. He is a well-rounded engineer with great leadership qualities and will add significant value to our existing digital assets. Plus, he will help us realise our aspirations to become a preferred Fintech company in India. With Narayan leading the team, I am sure we will scale new heights in making international standard apps, offering world-class customer experience, and taking best-in-class AI/ML journeys for new and existing customers to understand investing and trading well.”