Nachu is the Head of DevOps Engineering Center of Excellence for OCBC Bank. In this role, he is responsible for implementing the multi-year business turnaround strategy, designing and implementing the DevOps Engineering target operating model and driving the cloud adoption and digital transformation. Since joining OCBC, Nachu has been implementing the Cloud and DevOps strategy for OCBC Group (including subsidiaries) in ASEAN/APAC. He worked across 3 continents (10+ countries) and successfully delivered many mission critical projects worth up to 650 Million USD and created/managed teams of size 120+ people in different geographical locations.
Nachu has excelled in various key roles such as Head of DevSecOps, Cloud/DevOps Solution architect, Head of Infrastructure, Digital Transformation Program Manager, etc. both as a consultant of leading consulting firms and in direct roles of world’s top financial institutions. He has extensive hands-on experience in driving the adoption of cutting-edge tools and advanced technical solutions across multiple domains.
Prior to joining OCBC, Nachu was instrumental in formation and operation of DevOps Engineering team of United Overseas Bank where he was the First Vice President for DevOps Engineerng team and Testing Center of Excellence from 2016 to 2019. Nachu spearheaded and implemented many new initiatives like Test Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development, Continuous Compliance, Chaos Engineering and FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Tools management. Also, he has lead the Agile Wow (Ways of Working) model transformation and Agile product releases, coached and mentored Credit Suisse APAC teams for their first ever Agile Transformation program for Digital Private Banking from 2014 to 2016. Also, he has worked on various mission critical projects of Oracle Corporation (US & India), ING Bank, World Bank, Accenture, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Honeywell. Comcast, Temasek group, Fuji Xerox, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Perodua Automobiles, Parkway Healthcare, Keppel Shipping Corporation, IPsoft, Martin Lotteries, etc.
Nachu has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Engineering from Pondicherry University, India and a Diploma in Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence from London School of Business and Finance. He has received various awards like “Ray of Hope” by Credit Suisse for successfully delivery multi-million dollar project Digital Private Banking, he was also recognized as “People Champion” by Accenture, “Star of the year” by Oracle Corporation and various Technology Awards by Honeywell and other companies. He was ranked in top 100 Cloud Experts in AWS Trivia Challenge Expert Competition. He loves to explore/play with Al and ML algorithms to predict stock market index and tries to solve various other real world data science problems during his free time. He is also a mentor for 200+DevOps and Cloud engineersin a meetup group and has been coaching them on various emerging technologies