Rahul is the founder and CTO at PhonePe – a new-age mobile payments and fintech company. PhonePe was acquired by the Flipkart group in April 2015 and continues to operate as a fullyowned subsidiary of the Flipkart group.

He comes with over 15 years of experience covering Embedded Systems (SAN Switching, Storage Virtualization, SAN based RAID), Enterprise S/W Development (SAN based Data Migration, Remote Replication, iSCSI, IP over FC, FC2-4 stack) and E-Commerce Platforms & Applications (Digital Media platforms, Websites/Mobile Apps, E-Commerce Supply Chain Systems)

Prior to PhonePe, Rahul was at Flipkart as Vice President of Engineering. He joined Flipkart in 2011 through the acquisition of Mallers Inc. He spearheaded the Supply Chain technology division at Flipkart. In his role, he was responsible for building the best-in-class supply chain management system for e-commerce covering order management, warehousing & transport management and eCommerce fulfillment innovation to create value for customers at Flipkart.

Prior to Flipkart, Rahul co-founded Mallers, Inc. in 2009 and served as its Chief Technology Officer. He built MIME360, the flagship product of Mallers Inc, which was a platform for management and distribution of digital content to various legal online streaming sites and apps. Prior to Mallers Inc, Rahul was with the Data Center Business Unit at Cisco Systems. At Cisco Systems, he was part of the team that developed the market changing MDS 9000 family of SAN switches. He was leading a team working on advanced storage solutions for the SAN. He architected and executed the development of solutions such as SAN Based Data Migration and Extended SCSI Copy for the SAN. Rahul came into Cisco through the acquisition of Andiamo Systems, a Storage Area Network (SAN) switching and SAN-based storage services company. He is named on multiple Storage Virtualization related patents and has been actively involved in storage technologies and standards such as SCSI, Fibre Channel, iSCSI and RAID

Rahul holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, USA and a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Bombay (Mumbai) University, India (Gold Medalist).