Bengaluru, India, 24 October 2017- InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising platform today announced the appointment of Ravi Krishnaswamy as its Chief Technology Officer. Ravi brings in more than 20 years of enterprise and internet domain experience as a strategic technology leader, focused on developing large scale infrastructure and platforms at global organizations like Microsoft. Most recently, Ravi was the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Flipkart, responsible for leading the infrastructure and platforms group. Ravi also headed the e-commerce provider’s logistics wing.
Naveen Tewari, Founder and CEO said, “We are pleased to welcome Ravi to the InMobi leadership team. His breadth of experience across the mobile industry, the startup ecosystem and his expertise as a technology leader is a successful combination in driving our technology portfolio.”
At InMobi, Ravi will lead the company’s technology strategy and innovation agenda supporting the organization’s tech vision in big-data and AI. His key mandate will include evaluating where the biggest technical opportunities and risks are and helping nurture a culture of innovation within InMobi’s engineering organization.
“InMobi has been a bellwether company for Indian startups. It was India’s first unicorn and one of the only global tech-product companies built from the ground up in India. I’m excited to be part of a team that has been the stuff of folklore and has been home to India’s brightest tech minds. I am looking forward to taking InMobi’s global tech dream into the next sphere of growth and data-driven innovation” said Ravi Krishnaswamy, CTO, InMobi.
“We are delighted to onboard Ravi into this role. His vast experience in leading large-scale global teams and advanced internet start-up teams will be indispensable as he takes over the reigns as InMobi’s new CTO,” said Mohit Saxena, Co-founder and current CTO who will continue to lead the organization in his capacity of a Co-founder.
Ravi’s career spans across academia and the industry as a researcher, engineer, developer and leader. He was with Microsoft for close to two decades, leading various broad-scoped charters including building Microsoft's next generation cutting-edge cloud OS platform as he led the Azure teams at Microsoft IDC. Ravi also pioneered the strategic evolution of the .NET platform and ecosystem during his tenure leading the .NET framework core charter.
Before joining Microsoft, Ravi co-founded a technology start-up in the bay area in the mid-90s, specializing in mobile enterprise network management. As an entrepreneurial enthusiast and angel investor, Ravi mentors technology startups in his spare time and is also an advisor to startups like BookMEDs, Xampr among others. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.
InMobi enables consumers to discover new products and services by providing contextual and personalized ad experiences on mobile devices. Through its revolutionary advertising and discovery platform, app developers, merchants and brands can engage mobile consumers globally. Recognized by Fast Company as one amongst the Most Innovative Companies in the world for 2016, InMobi reaches over 1.5+ billion unique mobile devices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.inmobi.com