including 9 of the top 10 global Banks and 7 of the top 10 global Insurance companies.
Arun's core agenda has been toward three specific outcomes to drive a positive and powerful impact:
- Create globally competitive FT products out of India
- Drive a High-Performance culture in Polaris to exceed the expectations of Polaris' customers
- Integrate Polaris with a larger community and build sustainable models for inclusive growth in the weaker sections of the society.
As the Chief Architect, Arun's unwavering focus has been toward simplifying the complex world of Financial Technology by seamlessly connecting technology to business. He believes that Design Thinking is the most powerful bridge to balance the financial institution’s Acceleration, Rationalization, and Transformational agendas. He is the brain behind creating the World’s First Design Center for Financial Technology, the ‘FT 8012 Design Center’ in Chennai, India, which has been thoughtfully created to connect Business, Technology, and Operations, and engineer solutions that drive unprecedented value.
Arun is a passionate advocate of ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things, with a subconscious alignment for a larger purpose. He founded the Ullas Trust to integrate Polaris employees with the larger community. The Trust has awarded over 36,000 scholarships to students in Government and Corporation Schools in India.
Polaris was rated Forbes 'Best Under a Billion Company', and is uniquely positioned as a pioneer in Financial Technology. In recognition of Arun's achievements, he is the recipient of many special awards including the ‘Indo-ASEAN Business Initiative Award’, ‘ICICI Venture – CII Connect Entrepreneur Award’, and so on. His contribution was recognized by the Times Group, with an award and a feature in a book titled ‘Pathfinders’ that lauds the achievements of extraordinary personalities in the IT & ITES industry. Arun is a member of the Advisory Council of the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and a member of the Governing Council of the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India. Arun holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering (1983).