The Ex-Amazon techie joined the InsurTech firm on September 6
BENGALURU, India, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Purple Quarter, the leading tech leadership search organization, has added another feather to its cap by closing the Senior Vice President of Engineering role for ACKO. This is Purple Quarter’s second appointment for the digital insurance company. The Bespoke CTO Search firm had previously closed Vishwanath Ramarao as ACKO’s CTPO.
Speaking on Amol’s appointment, Ruchi Deepak, Co-Founder, ACKO, said, “I am thrilled to welcome Amol to team ACKO! His robust customer-focused tech experience will greatly contribute to our scaling technology platform. Purple Quarter has once again proved their mettle in finding us a suitable Tech Leader. We appreciate the uniqueness of their tech search process and their driven efforts in fulfilling our criteria.”
Purple Quarter developed the most requisite roadmap to find the right tech head to address the existing challenges of the Insur-tech platform. Amol Wanjari, who has previously built an end-to-end multi-tenant digital publishing system that powers Appstore (android app store for Kindle devices), Alexa (skills store), and Twitch (games), will bring some significant technological advancements to ACKO.
“Having worked closely with Purple Quarter, I understand the firm’s dedicated process at mapping the most suitable Tech heads to match the companies. With a Tech leader like Amol onboard, I am certain we will assemble high-performing teams to attain new objectives. I look forward to scaling ACKO’s solid tech-enabled platform together,” commented Vishwanath Ramarao, CTPO, ACKO.
As the SVP of Engineering, Amol will focus on ACKO’s core Auto Insurance business and contribute to innovating and improving the customer experience through cutting-edge technology. With 17 years of experience, the former Amazon veteran has previously served as the Engineering Head for Core Payments and Engineering Leader at Amazon’s Digital Publishing Platforms. He has been instrumental in building foundational technology such as fraud detection systems for advertising, core digital ingestion, publishing, and core payments platforms that powers all Amazon India businesses.
“To be a part of ACKO and witness the digital insurance industry disruption firsthand, is a remarkable opportunity! I am ecstatic at the prospect of leveraging my core strengths to innovate and build core tech products that could augment the company’s existing and new offerings. Purple Quarter has amazingly assisted me with the ideal profiling fit for my future growth opportunity, talent aptitude and culture fitment. I thank the team for their overall assistance in the entire process,” added Amol Wanjari.
Purple Quarter’s unmatched tech network and comprehensive end-to-end search process have been instrumental in securing multiple key tech leadership positions for the likes of Licious, Swiggy, Upstox, PharmEasy, hike, Vedantu, Urban Company, LendingKart, ACKO, and more.
About Purple Quarter:
Purple Quarter is a bespoke CTO search firm based out of Bangalore. In less than four years, it has mapped over 4000+ leaders across the globe. Its singular approach to tech leadership hiring has given Purple Quarter a detailed acumen into the Tech Leadership hiring space, especially in the startup ecosystem. Its robust clientele includes early stage to mature startups such as Inmobi, Swiggy, ACKO, PharmEasy, hike, Urban Company, and many more.
ACKO Insurance is one of India’s leading digital insurance policy providers with its entire operations offered through the digital platform. Founded in 2016 by Varun Dua and Ruchi Deepak, ACKO’s entire process is designed to provide better customer experience. ACKO executes primarily through a digital platform with no offline hassles – zero paperwork from purchase, claims to renewals. ACKO’s innovative products and smart technology offerings make it stand out. The company uses a direct-to-consumer approach for distributing traditional products, allowing for favorable risk selection and underwriting. ACKO also offers innovative and bite-sized insurance products such as rider insurance, mobile and appliance protection, ticket cancellation etc in partnership with 35+ leading players in the internet ecosystem such as Ola, Oyo, redBus, Zomato, HDB Financial Services, and Urban Company. In a span of 3 years of operations, the company has distributed insurance policies to over 68+ Mn unique customers and issued 1 Bn+ insurance policies.
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