Ventura Securities Ltd., one of India’s leading securities firms, accelerates ahead in its digital transformation path with the appointment of Arpan Sen as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Early last year, the securities entity had appointed Manu Monga, moving in from Axis Bank, as Executive Director-Digital Transformation to streamline Ventura’s digital initiatives. These moves underline Ventura’s commitment towards transforming its digital and technological capabilities.
Arpan Sen, alumni of BITS Pilani, brings in a wealth of experience gained over two decades. Apart from digital transformation, Arpan’s areas of proficiency include tech budget and program management, developing software for electronic design, financial markets and financial analytics.
In his last assignment as CTO at Anand Rathi Wealth Management, he spearheaded the company’s digital transformation journey. A key highlight of his team’s performance was the creation of a cloud-native internal tech platform for the business. In the past, Arpan has worked in institutional equities in Citi where he built the India team for the high-frequency Automated Trading Desk (ATD). During his stint as VP, Trading Technologies, at Credit Suisse, he was instrumental in creating the framework for managing 40+ exchanges, and all FX and Fixed Income connectivity platforms.
Before entering the financial sector, Arpan specialized in developing solutions for the electronic design/semiconductor space.
Welcoming Arpan to the team, Manu Monga, Executive Director at Ventura Securities Ltd, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Arpan to the leadership team at a time when the tailwinds are with us in expanding the category amongst retail investors. As CTO, Arpan will play a key role in building the technology vision for the company with a focus on scalable tech architecture to drive the new phase of growth for us with a best in class investment platform.”
Commenting on the appointment, Arpan Sen mentioned, “I am excited to step into Ventura as the CTO at a crucial juncture in the company’s digital transformation journey. I look forward to working with the team to build and implement sustainable technological solutions to strengthen the company’s robust business fundamentals.”
The financial services industry is increasingly leaning towards ‘one-click’ access solutions. The industry is gearing up with hi-tech advancements. Ventura Securities is leading the space by revamping its offerings and rerouting them over digital platforms.
Ventura’s pre-apply IPO feature has gained popularity with investors for the ease and convenience of filing applications for submission even before the window opens. Also, Ventura has made it more convenient to open a Demat account.
With Arpan’s appointment, Ventura has taken a definite step towards fulfilling its commitment of providing investors with safe and convenient digital options for meeting their financial goals.