Guru Bhat Appointed General Manager of PayPal Chennai Technology Centre
PayPal, the global leader in online payments, announced the appointment of Guru Bhat as the General Manager of the Chennai Technology Center in India.
In his role as the General Manager, Guru will be responsible for driving the PayPal’s technology strategy in Chennai, as the company builds on its next-generation payment solutions and services. The technologists in the Chennai center are part of a global team that is constantly innovating and driving software development initiatives that enhance and expand PayPal’s global payments platform.
Guru comes with more than 19 years of international experience in the technology sector, having served as a Lead Architect for Sun Microsystems and subsequently at Oracle, for a total of 12 years in Boston, Massachusetts. “Guru brings to PayPal a wealth of experience in technology leadership and a passion that is well suited for our innovative, people-focused work culture. We are extremely delighted to welcome him to the PayPal family, and we strongly believe that his knowledge and commitment will be invaluable as we look to build payments for the future.” said Anupam Pahuja, General Manager,Technology of PayPal APAC.
On his appointment, Guru said, “I am extremely excited to join PayPal’s technology center in Chennai. Technology is responsible for the foundations of PayPal, and I look forward to working with the world-class technology talent in Chennai to bring to life our vision to be an everyday part of people’s lives.” After his return to India in 2007, Guru joined SAP to head their Cloud Platform Architecture group following which he was with Serus, serving as their Managing Director in 2010 and 2011. His most recent stint was with Ericsson India, where he headed R&D Operations. Guru graduated with a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
(Source: Press release)