Dr. Krishnan Narayanan

Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. Krishnan Narayanan is the Non-Executive Independent Director of Octaware. He is Proven technology Leader with 25+ years of financial technology experience across Asia Pacific, leading and delivering complex IT systems and technology outsourcing for multi-nationals. Krish has worked as Managing Director of UBS, Director in Prudential Corporation Asia, and as a Vice President at Citibank.

Krish has extensive qualifications in all aspects of the Information Technology life cycle with exposure to business domains of retail and commercial banking, investment banking, insurance, asset and wealth management.

In his most recent corporate role at UBS, Krishnan Narayanan was the Head of IT (CIO), Singapore and APAC emerging markets covering WM and Equities Production, with oversight of 100+ resources regionally ($12m+ budget) and 2000 resources in the Singapore global Hub. Krish also held the Global vendor management responsibility for all of IT services ($900m+ p.a.), initially for IB and then for all of the group IT functions, during this 7 years tenure. Krish executed multi-million dollar projects to horizontalise level-1 production support ($50m over 3yrs) across the divisions, did a portfolio outsourcing of all legacy applications to 2 large vendors ($300m over 5yrs), created and managed outsourced delivery centers across Singapore, China, India and E. Europe and managed the regulatory relationship with MAS in Singapore.

He has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Annamalai University in the year 1988 and a Post-Graduation Diploma in Business Administration from the Annamalai University in the year 1989 and currently pursuing a Ph. D from the Singapore Management University.

He sits as Trust member in Ram Educational Charitable Trust which is running a Polytechnic College in South India.