Pramod Achanta is Vice President and Blockchain Services Leader in North America.

In his current role, Mr. Achanta provides strategic advice and execution support on Blockchain technologies to leading Financial Services participants. Mr. Achanta is also responsible for developing innovative solutions leveraging IBM’s blockchain and cognitive capabilities for the Financial Services industry.

Mr. Achanta is a proven leader with a successful track record of delivering complex solutions in a fast paced business environment. With his in-depth understanding of the business and technology challenges for sell-side, buy-side and market infrastructure firms, Mr. Achanta managed several transformation initiatives.

Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Achanta worked for Capco, BearingPoint and Citigroup and its affiliates performing various senior roles.

Mr. Achanta received MBA with Honors from The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors in Engineering from BITS, Pilani in India.