In a significant move, Canara Bank, one of India’s largest public sector banks, appointed Vishal Bhatia as its new Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Vishal Bhatia previously held the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Kotak Cherry Investment ecosystem Digital platform.
“It’s with great pleasure to share that on an auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, with God’s blessings have joined an esteemed Organization Canara Bank, one of the largest PSU Bank in India as their Chief Digital Officer role (CDO) for Digital transformation initiatives. Happy to commence my new journey”, he officially announced on his LinkedIn.
With an impressive career spanning over 23 years, Vishal Bhatia brings a wealth of experience in various digital, technology, and fintech roles. At his previous role as CTO of Kotak Cherry, he oversaw the development of a do-it-yourself investment ecosystem platform, offering a wide range of financial products, including mutual funds, stocks, options, IPOs, deposits, savings accounts, NPS, gold investments, ETFs, and international equities.
Bhatia’s educational background includes a degree in Electronics Engineering and an MBA in Finance from ICFAI University Hyderabad. Additionally, he holds multiple certifications in project management (PMP), AWS Cloud, cyber security, and data science.
Throughout his career, Bhatia has demonstrated his expertise by building more than 20 product platforms from scratch and successfully implementing over 200 applications. His responsibilities encompassed end-to-end ownership of various aspects, including strategy, team development, program and delivery management, governance processes, security, architecture, solutioning, budgeting, production, customer service, quality assurance, functional consultancy, cloud infrastructure, monitoring, SRE (Site Reliability Engineering), zero trust principles, uptime optimization, data analysis, performance enhancements, load testing, adoption of new technologies, and agile methodologies. He is known for his pragmatic approach in deciding between building solutions in-house or procuring them externally.