Raja Gopalakrishnan is the executive vice president of International Markets for FIS, responsible for the financial, business, sales and operational performance of all of FIS’ business interests outside North America. He manages FIS’ International Markets across the three key regions of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and Asia Pacific. With more than 24 years of banking and technology expertise, Gopalakrishnan has an astute understanding of the growth, profitability and environmental challenges that banks and financial institutions across the world face today.
Currently in his 10th year with FIS, Gopalakrishnan previously managed the Asia Pacific market where over a period of five years, he and his team built one of the highest-growth businesses for the company, successfully establishing FIS as the fintech leader across multiple markets. Earlier roles with FIS also included developing and building the Global Outsourcing business in North America and Europe.
Before joining FIS, Gopalakrishnan spent more than 10 years in retail and commercial banking with Bank of America and ABN AMRO. He also spent five years helping to start up and run global outsourcing companies.
Gopalakrishnan has a bachelor's degree in economics and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), New Delhi. A passionate supporter of the need for socially and financially inclusive growth, Gopalakrishnan is also very involved with the Financial Inclusion agenda in India.