This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this blog, I interview Pravir Vohra, Group CTO, ICICI Bank; international senior technology visionary, executive and innovator. I encourage you to share your thoughts here on these interviews or send me an e-mail at sibaraki@cips.ca.

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Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP 

Interview

About Pravir Vohra
Pravir VohraMr. Pravir Vohra is the Group CTO at ICICI Bank. In this role, he is responsible for the IT strategy & innovation, enterprise architecture, process automation and leveraging technology synergies across ICICI Bank and its group companies.

Mr. Vohra has been associated with the ICICI Group for over 7 years. His earlier assignments within the Group included Head (Retail Technology Group) and Head (Technology Management Group). He also oversaw the deployment of technology across ICICI Bank's international operations.

Prior to his present appointment, he worked with Times Bank in the capacity of Vice President in charge of the Corporate Services group. He was responsible for spearheading the bank's technology enabled services to corporations in areas like cash management, supply chain management and merchant banking.

Mr. Vohra began his career in the banking industry in State Bank of India where he worked for 23 years in areas such as Information Technology and International Banking. He held various senior level positions with the State Bank of India, both in India and abroad. His assignments included responsibility for the technology function for State Bank's branches in the US and Canada.

With a stint spanning three decades in the industry, Mr. Vohra has immense experience and knowledge in IT architecture, domain expertise in financial products, process re-engineering, IT operations and strategy.

Mr. Vohra is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and a postgraduate in Economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.