CFO CHOICE | Pramod Krishnamurthy
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Pramod Krishnamurthy

Pramod Krishnamurthy

Chief Technology Officer – Birla Sunlife Insurance Co. Ltd.

Full Name Pramod Krishnamurthy
Current Designation & Role Chief Technology Officer
Current Company Name Birla Sunlife Insurance Co. Ltd.
Past Company Names Citigroup, Alpic Finance, BISIL
No of Years in the IT Industry 22 years
City you live in currently and since when Mumbai – since 2005. This is my second stint here – I used to live In Mumbai between 1990 and 1998 as well
Native Town/ City you belong Chennai and Mumbai
Mother Tongue Kannada
Language you are proficient with English, SQL
Educational Details B. Tech, PGDM
Awards and Recognitions Received CIO A few
Gadgets you love the most and why I’m not much of a gadgets-guy but I quite fancy my new Garmin GPS running watch
What makes you laugh Pompous people
Current book you are reading and what you love about it Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Books you enjoyed reading the most Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Software company you admire and why There are several. It would be unfair to name only one or a few
Hardware company your admire and why There are several. It would be unfair to name only one or a few
IT personality you admire and why Again, there are several of them, but I’d say Ram Bhagwat (my ex-boss at Citi) played a key role in giving me a lot of confidence, and shaping my career
Your best moment in your career till date The current one – I don’t dwell much on the past, and the future usually takes care of itself
Your best moment in personal life Right now
Music You Like An eclectic mix – ranging from classic rock to Indian classical to Sufi
Movies You Like I don’t watch many but I liked Rang De Basanti, Slumdog Millionnaire, Unbreakable – to name a few
Most Liked Travel Destination Kerala, Rajasthan, Malaysia, Bali
Why do you like your job It’s a very unique position to be in – to get a good view of almost the entire company’s processes. It’s also arguably the most dynamically changing role in most companies, and I enjoy the challenge of the need for constant adaptation and improvement
Most favorite quote Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift
You have a choice. You can either throw in the towel, or use it to wipe the sweat off your face