BharatPe appoints Ritesh Srivastava as Chief Data Scientist

India’s leading fintech platform “BharatPe” has appointed Ritesh Srivastava as Chief Data Scientist. Prior to his current role, Ritesh served as Associate Director of Data Science, Digital and Advanced Analytics at Novartis. At Novartis, he led cutting-edge research and development projects in resource allocation, NLP, chatbots, computer vision, speech recognition and related AI/ML areas.

Ritesh has over 13 years of experience in data and technology leadership positions in multinational companies including Novartis (New York, UK, Switzerland) and Lowe’s Home Improvements, USA. Over the years, he has built and led data science and engineering teams in areas such as travel, pharma, BFSI, retail, automotive, and consumer packaged goods.

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He was listed among the Top 40 Data Scientists Under 40 in India and Top 100 Analytics Leaders in APAC in recognition of his scientific and industrial contributions in the field of aata science and artificial intelligence .

An IIMB and Praxis alumnus, Ritesh is an external member of the study consulting industry for the Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Technology courses offered at ITM Vocational University Vadodara.

As a leader Data Scientist, I will lead data usage and governance at BharatPe, including data science, data engineering, data management and strategy. My main goal would be to introduce a data-driven culture and decision-making to this growing organization. BharatPe is already a fintech Unicorn, and I think the time has come for us to harness the true potential of Big Data and turn it into an AI/ML-enabled juggernaut..”—Ritesh Srivastava

Sean N. Ayres