NPCI appoints new Chief Risk Officer

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed K. Viswanath as the new Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of the organization.


As CRO  Viswanath would be functioning on Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud Risk Management, Technology Audit & Compliance, Integrated Privacy Risk Committee and Information Security. In his new role, he will be in-charge of formulating and deploying risk governance as well as an information security strategy for the organization to ensure smooth payment transactions in the ecosystem.


His responsibility also includes shaping the organization’s risk culture by setting up an effective top down approach for developing functional risk champions along with creating organization-wide risk awareness programme.


Vishwanath has more than 2 decades of work experience in the banking Industry. Prior to joining NPCI, he has spent over 13 years in the leadership role, managing the risk and fraud control for the payments business of HDFC Bank. He has also had an 8 year long stint in HSBC where he handled various verticals including customer service, retail banking and debt management. 


A Science graduate in Physics, Mathematics & Electronics from Bangalore University, Vishwanth has pursued Executive Management Development Programme from IIM Ahmedabad.


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