Google’s Vishwanath Ramarao joins Acko as Chief Technology & Product Officer

Ramarao will lead Acko's technology and product strategy, with a focus on customer-driven innovation

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Feb 6, 2020 7:04 PM
Vishwanath Ramarao Acko

Digital general insurance provider Acko has announced the appointment of Vishwanath Ramarao as its Chief Technology and Product Officer. An experienced engineering leader for some of the biggest names in the internet technology space, Ramarao moves over from Google to join Acko’s senior leadership team and will lead the company's technology strategy, product development and design.

At Acko, Ramarao will be responsible for the engineering, data science, product and design teams. He will spearhead Acko’s technology initiatives as it continues to deliver innovative products and services that not only meet the needs of its customers today but also deliver exceptional customer experience.

“We’re excited to welcome a highly seasoned strategic executive in Vish. His leadership will provide new impetus to our technology initiatives“ said Ruchi Deepak, Co-Founder, Acko. She further added, “Given the exciting roadmap ahead, our immediate focus is to scale up and continue improving our customers’ experience, by investing in our team and technology. Having Vish on board underlines this focus: hiring the best talent and building technology-driven solutions to deliver innovative and personalised insurance experience for all.”

On his appointment as Chief Technology & Product Officer at Acko, Vishwanath Ramarao said, “I’m looking forward to joining the insurtech movement and working with Acko to change the way insurance products are built and sold. It’s clear that Acko is at the forefront of defining and accelerating the next wave of insurance penetration in India with the help of advanced technology, new inventions, and a fresh approach toward insurance.”

Over the last two decades, Vish has held leadership positions across several multinationals/internet companies and has more than 15 patents, in mail, IM, Communication and search system design. Before joining Google Engineering, he was VP & CTO at Hike Messenger and was responsible for building and growing the Data Science (DS) Practice ground-up. Prior to that, as VP of Engineering at AOL, he rebuilt and launched their communication and media technology suites.

Ramarao is a graduate in Engineering from the University of Bangalore and holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, Pennsylvania, US.

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