Ally Financial is asking Sathish Muthukrishnan to complete an array of tasks as the company’s new chief information, data and digital officer.
According to a news release distributed on Monday morning announcing he joined the company, Ally said Muthukrishnan will lead its technology, data and digital transformation teams, with a focus on advanced technical capabilities, including cyber security and infrastructure, as well as accelerating Ally’s growth as a leading digital financial services provider.
Muthukrishnan reports to Ally chief executive officer Jeffrey Brown and is based in Charlotte, N.C.
“Ally’s success is the direct result of a relentless focus on offering consumers the best digital platforms developed by some of the brightest and most talented resources in the financial services industry,” Brown said.
“Sathish’s track record for delivering industry-leading digital solutions within the financial services sector as well as other industries makes him ideally suited for this highly important and critical role as we look to enhance our technology vision to further cement our leadership position in the sector. I am excited to welcome him to the Ally team.”
Muthukrishnan has held a number of senior technology leadership roles with substantial scale and global reach, most previously serving as the chief digital and information officer for Honeywell Aerospace.
Prior to Honeywell, Muthukrishnan spent 10 years at American Express leading its digital transformation efforts.
Ally highlighted Muthukrishnan has a passion for innovation with a history of having filed more than 25 patents in the manufacturing, payments and digital technology space.
“I look forward to advancing the technology and digital transformation strategy and vision for the IT organization at Ally, which is already seen as a leader in the digital financial services sector,” Muthukrishnan said.
“Taking an entrepreneurial approach to technology development and execution is consistent with Ally’s reputation as a disruptor in the digital space, and I look forward to a bright future as the company expands its product portfolio while digitizing the business end-to-end,” he went on to say.