Group Chief Digital Officer,

Batelco Group

Karan Ponnudurai

Karan is the Group Chief Digital Officer at the Batelco Group, responsible for the execution of digital businesses across a worldwide footprint. Previously he helped establish Axiata Digital as the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer where he built leading E-Commerce, Digital Advertising,Money and API platform businesses throughout Asia.


Karan was the Vice President of Business Development and Technology for Softbank Emerging Markets, a venture capital initiative between Softbank and the World Bank.  He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malaya, where he was a Hewlett Packard scholarship holder and Stanford University, USA where he was a Krupp Foundation Fellow.


He completed the General Management Program at INSEAD.

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