Post the acquisition of MRL Posnet, Worldline, a leading player in the payments and transactional services industry, has appointed Dr. Sunil Rongala as Vice President – Strategy, Innovation & Analytics for India.
Sunil will provide strategic direction to Worldline and create an Innovation Lab to drive product innovation and process enhancements. Additionally, he will be responsible for driving Analytics projects in conjunction with business teams. Sunil will also drive the Acquiring, Issuing and Payment Gateway risk engines and manage the transactions monitoring team.
Sunil was part of the founding team heading Risk Containment and Analytics at MRL Posnet. He comes with an experience of over 15 years in the field of macroeconomic research, risk management and analytics. Before joining MRL Posnet, he was the Asia-Pacific Economist for Deloitte LLP and Chief Economist of the Murugappa Group in Chennai. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University, California and a post-graduate diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Commenting on his appointment, Sunil said, “Worldline being a global leader and influencer in the payments ecosystem, I look forward to creating and leveraging opportunities to improve our business and strengthen our leadership in the South Asian region. I will capitalize on my experience in risk management and economic insight in order to drive innovation across the board.”
On Sunil’s appointment, Mr. Deepak Chandnani, Managing Director, Worldline South Asia and Middle East and Managing Director, MRL Posnet said, “We are pleased to welcome Sunil to our team. Sunil’s experience and wide expertise in risk, business analytics and building a risk engine from scratch can bring in measureable improvements. He will also play an instrumental role in building thought leadership for the company.”