Prior to joining Razorpay, Murali was Global Engineering Leader for Aurora Database Engines & Distributed Storage at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
INDIA, BANGALORE – 28 June 2022: India’s Preferred Payments and Banking Platform for Businesses, Razorpay, today welcomed Murali Brahmadesam as Head of Engineering & Chief Technology Officer at Razorpay. A veteran with more than two decades of experience, Murali brings together in-depth knowledge of managing diverse technology functions at scale. He has spent a major share of his career at Amazon & Microsoft, working in India & the USA where he has held several technology and leadership roles. Previously the role was held by Razorpay’s Co-founder, Shashank Kumar himself who will now take on the designation of “Co-Founder & Managing Director” at the company.
Welcoming Murali aboard, Shashank Kumar, Co-Founder and now Managing Director, Razorpay said, “Engineering has been the bedrock of growth for Razorpay since its inception. With over an 800-member engineering team today, we are constantly working towards solving some of the toughest challenges that businesses face today, with innovation at its core. Murali brings in-depth knowledge of managing technology functions at scale. I am excited to have him on board at a time when Razorpay is making strides into global markets and further deepening its expertise with all things business payments and business banking.”
With this development, Shashank will continue to bring to life Razorpay’s long-term vision for Engineering, Product, as well as the GTM, functions for the RazorpayX & Razorpay Capital businesses.
The CTO’s role at Razorpay is a critical one that steers the company’s technology, engineering, and innovation strategies, aligning them with business goals. As Murali takes over, he will drive the overall engineering strategy and development at Razorpay, while driving the stellar growth of Razorpay Engineering.
Excited to join the Razorpay team, Murali Brahmadesam, Chief Technology Officer at Razorpay said, “Razorpay has been at the forefront of inventing breakthrough products in business payment and banking that are being relied upon by millions of diverse businesses. I look forward to working with the team and joining Razorpay’s mission to build the central nervous system for fintech in India.”
Razorpay is one of India’s most valued Fintech organizations with an unparalleled team of 2300 members. Murali’s appointment comes at a time when Razorpay is fortifying its tech capabilities to build world-class technology products that are diverse, inclusive, and secure by design.
Razorpay, a full-stack financial services company helps Indian businesses with comprehensive and innovative solutions built over robust technology to address the entire length and breadth of the payment and banking journey for any business. Established in 2014, the company provides technology payment solutions to over 8Mn businesses. Founded by alumni of IIT Roorkee, Shashank Kumar and Harshil Mathur, Razorpay is the second Indian company to be a part of Silicon Valley’s largest tech accelerator, Y Combinator. Marquee investors such as Lone Pine Capital, Alkeon Capital, TCV, GIC, Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital India, Ribbit Capital, Matrix Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Y Combinator and MasterCard have invested a total of $741.5 Mn through Series A, B, C, D, E & F funding. A few angel investors have also invested in Razorpay’s mission to simplify payments and banking and redefine how finance works in India.
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