Gururaj Rao

Vice President and CIO
Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Group

Gururaj is an MMS from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute and an Engineering Graduate from Mumbai University, with two decades of BFSI experience. He joined Mahindra Finance in 2011, as the CIO for financial services, which also includes subsidiaries such as Mahindra Rural Housing Finance, Mahindra Insurance Broking Limited and Mahindra AMC.

His previous stints were with ICICI group for about 9 years (last as head of technology management) and with Birla Sun Life Insurance for about 7 years.

In addition to Technology roles, he has handled business roles in both, Banking and Life Insurance. He was instrumental in getting the first private sector insurance licence in India, and in setting up the first Bancassurance operations team in the country.