Chennai, January 28, 2016: PayPal, the global leader in online payments, today announced the appointment of Guru Bhat as the General Manager of the Chennai Technology Center in India.
In his role as the General Manager, Guru will be responsible for driving the PayPal’s technology strategy in Chennai, as the company builds on its next-generation payment solutions and services. The technologists in the Chennai center are part of a global team that is constantly innovating and driving software development initiatives that enhance and expand PayPal’s global payments platform.
Guru comes with more than 19 years of international experience in the technology sector, having served as a Software Architect for Sun Microsystems and subsequently at Oracle, for a total of 12 years in Boston, Massachusetts.
“Guru brings to PayPal a wealth of experience in technology leadership and a passion that is well suited for our innovative, people-focused work culture. We are extremely delighted to welcome him to the PayPal family, and we strongly believe that his knowledge and commitment will be invaluable as we look to build payments for the future.” said Anupam Pahuja, General Manager, Technology of PayPal APAC.
On his appointment, Guru said, “I am extremely excited to join PayPal’s technology center in Chennai. Technology is responsible for the foundations of PayPal, and I look forward to working with the world-class technology talent in Chennai to bring to life our vision to be an everyday part of people’s lives.”
Upon his return to India in 2007, Guru joined SAP to head their Cloud Platform Architecture group following which he was with Serus, serving as their Managing Director in 2010 and 2011. His most recent stint was with Ericsson India, where he headed R&D Operations. Guru graduated with a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
At PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL), we put people at the center of everything we do. Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution. Last year we processed 4 billion payments, of which 1 billion were made on mobile devices. PayPal gives people better ways to connect to their money and to each other, helping them safely access and move their money and offering a choice of how they would like to pay or be paid. With our 173 million active customer accounts, we have created an open and secure payments ecosystem that people and businesses choose to securely transact with each other online, in stores and on mobile devices. PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies. For more information on PayPal, visit https://about.paypal-corp.com. For PYPL financial information visit https://investor.paypal-corp.com.
About PayPal India Technology Centers
PayPal’s technology centers in India (Chennai & Bangalore) have over 1,300 engineers who support the PayPal business globally. These talented technologists are part of a global team that is constantly innovating and driving software development initiatives that enhance and expand PayPal’s global payments platform. The India technology centers house a best-in-class team of software developers, architects, user experience engineers, web developers, data analytics & project managers.