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Sun Life Asia Service Centre India Appoints Ajayan Narayanan as VP and Head of Digital Business and Technology Solutions Technology

Tarun Sareen

Sun Life Asia Service Centre India (ASCI), the Global-In-House Center (GIC) of Sun Life Financial, is announcing the appointment of Ajayan Narayanan as Vice President and Head of DBTS Technology. Ajayan Narayanan’s appointment comes as a part of Sun Life ASC India’s plan to accelerate its Digital Transformation agenda and deliver enhanced client value to its parent company and internal stakeholders.

Ajayan brings deep technology and management expertise and will be focused on delivering enhanced business outcomes and client value. Ajayan will drive the Digital Transformation strategy and innovation to create competitive advantage for the organization.

Tarun Sareen, Managing Director, Sun Life Asia Service Centres, said on the appointment, “I am excited  that Ajayan is joining Sun Life ASC India. He brings significant global leadership experience and deep expertise in technology as well as business domains. Ajayan is a purpose driven leader, and I know our purpose and values resonate deeply with him. He is also people and relationship driven which are both critical to our on-going success. Ajayan will play a key role in driving Sun Life ASC India’s Digital Transformation agenda and driving innovation to meet the evolving needs of business and delivering enhanced client value.”

Ajayan Narayanan, said, “I am excited to join Sun Life ASC India. Today, we have evolved from shared services into Information Technology, business processing, Investment research, and Enterprise Infrastructure to Sun Life businesses across the globe. Digital Transformation for us is not just about technology advancement and application but also about it enabling our business strategy. As VP and Head DBTS Technology, I look forward to accelerating our Digital Transformation agenda with clear focus on innovation, emerging technologies, and delivering client and business value.”

Ajayan has served in numerous leadership roles during his 28-year career in transformation across technology, consulting, start-ups, and financial services industries. Ajayan brings extensive experience in driving major IT transformation initiatives, leading multi-disciplinary teams, and complex programs across the application and infrastructure landscape. He has been responsible for setting the technology vision and strategy, implementing solutions using Cloud Platforms, Big Data, Mobile and Web technology stacks to deliver consumers great IT experiences, and competitive business advantage. Most recently, Ajayan was Head of Technology for Fixed Income and Currencies, at Deutsche Bank Group India. He has also worked with EMC, Microsoft, Barclays and MashreqBank in key areas like building global digital engineering team and IT delivery. Ajayan is a passionate technologist and is motivated by working with and coaching individuals and teams to their greatest potential to deliver best-in-class culture and sustainable financial performance.

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