Finastra has appointed Mehjabeen Poonawala as its new head of India. In this new expanded role, Poonawala is responsible for driving Finastra’s growth strategy and deepening the company’s partnerships and footprint in India, in addition to her existing roles as site lead for Pune and head of Finastra’s Agile Center of Excellence.
With significant expertise in the India market and seven years at Finastra, Poonawala will help expand the firm’s ecosystem partnerships, deepen customer relationships and drive service innovation across Finastra’s cloud solutions and the FusionFabric.cloud platform for open innovation.
Within the company, Poonawala will also continue to drive agile transformation and service innovation. Prior to joining Finastra, Poonawala held senior roles at banking and payments software organizations in India and is widely regarded for her expertise in strategy development and leadership transformation.
“I’m thrilled to lead our India team and operations at a time of unprecedented transformation and growth in the market. We’re increasingly seeing more opportunities to partner with banks in driving their digital transformation and leading the transition towards platform and cloud-based models that will ultimately drive businesses in this region,” says Poonawala.