CTO, National Payments Council of India
Having over 22 years of technology experience, mostly into payment system, Rajendran has managed key portfolios mainly into- designing, implementing and operations at some of the biggest financial networks in the country- Indian Financial Network(INFINET), NFS and NPCINET, which include ATMs, POS, payment gateway, payment switch, network security, network & system administration, infrastructure development, information security management, and consulting experience with large banks.
Rajendran is the Chief Technology Officer in NPCI. In this role, he is responsible for the entire technology payments systems- including payment application's operations, projects, infrastructure architecture, data centre management, it security and implementing key strategic initiatives. Rajendran has been responsible for perfecting NPCI's system, processes and controls that essentially require quality standardization to support the goal of the company that is- 'Touching every Indian by 2020.'
He is credited as one of the key founders of National Financial Switch (NFS) and played crucial role in architecting and establishing NPCI's biggest Payment network- NPCINet, , which now has robust architecture and supports over 100 member banks with over two lakh ATMs and over 100 lakh transactions per day, collectively.
Under his leadership, NPCI has been able to achieve some of the technology benchmarks including - PCI DSS certification project, data center establishment & data center migration, building payment platform for NFS, CTS, RuPay, ACH, APBS, IMPS , AEPS and UPI. Actively involved in creating digital payment systems, product initiatives including Unified Payment Interface (UPI).