Capco hires Naveen Kumar as partner and Canada head of payments

17 May 2023 2 min. read
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Capco, a management and technology consultancy focusing on financial services, has hired Naveen Kumar as a partner and head of the Canadian payments practice.

Based in Toronto, Kumar is a digital transformation leader with more than 20 years of experience in professional and financial services. He has led dozens of large-scale, complex IT projects for clients across industries and continents.

Kumar joins Capco from Amrop, an executive search and leadership consultancy, where he spent a year as partner and Canadian head of digital – overseeing client projects in technology delivery, cybersecurity, and project rationalization.

Before that, he spent eight years at Info-Tech, a provider of IT research to CIOs and functional leaders, where he was latterly SVP of consulting services. Kumar also previously spent two years at KPMG Canada, where he was a director focusing on building out the IT advisory practice for financial services.

Capco hires Naveen Kumar as partner and Canada head of payments

Earlier in his career, Kumar spent nine years at Citigroup, where he was latterly VP of security and fund services technology.

He has a master’s degree in computer science from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and a bachelor’s degree in electronics from Bangalore University in India.

“It is our pleasure to welcome Naveen to the Canadian leadership team as a new Partner,” said Gary Teelucksingh, CEO of Capco Canada. “Naveen brings strong leadership experience, deep expertise, and an impressive breadth of experience in financial services and consulting.”

Lance Levy, CEO of Capco, added, “Payments transformation, open banking, and ESG are key priorities for Canadian financial services firms, and with Canadian payments providers looking to expand their capabilities to facilitate cross-border payments, Naveen’s appointment will enable us to enhance our offering across all these areas.”

Capco, a Wipro company, has more than 6,500 employees globally. The London-headquartered firm helps financial services companies advance digital initiatives for banking and payments, capital markets, wealth and asset management, and insurance. The consultancy also works with energy companies in the US market.