N.T. Arunkumar (Arun) is the MD for Telstra in India and leads Telstra’s Global Business Services’ Innovation function. In this mandate, Arun oversees the development of and delivery from Telstra’s Innovation & Capability Centre in India, helping Telstra’s business transformation to a digital, agile and innovative technology-led solutions company for its customers.
Arun’s professional experience ranges across functions (Operations, P&L, Technology/Digital, analytics, supply-chain & sourcing) in different business models and a significant portion in global banking and financial services. Prior to joining Telstra, Arun served in a number of senior leadership positions, including the MD and Global ODC (service delivery & strategic partnerships) head for UBS AG, the CEO of Dun & Bradstreet TransUnion, as well as technology management stints with Citigroup and PepsiCo.
Arun holds an Honors Post Graduate Diploma (MBA) from XLRI, Jamshedpur, after graduating as a topper in Math & Statistics. He is currently pursuing his PhD, researching and developing the future potential of AI (deep neural networks, machine learning, cognitive models) in FinTech for financial inclusion in India. Arun actively contributes towards social causes in education and empowerment/skill.