India’s leading consumer neo-banking platform, Niyo, announces the appointment of Kiran Kulkarni as their Head of Design. Kiran brings with him over 18 years of leadership experience in product and interface design. At Niyo, Kiran will take a lead in enhancing Niyo’s banking app’s experience for Niyo’s 5 million strong customer-base.
Prior to joining Niyo, Kiran was associated with Paypal as their Senior UX Manager, Consumer Experiences. In the past, he has built the design research for tech-giant Yahoo! India and worked as a senior lecturer at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
At Niyo, Kiran will play a crucial role in spearheading the endeavour to make user experience seamless for Niyo’s 5 million+ strong millennial and SME customer base. With his expertise, Kiran will also be responsible for creating design driven product development at Niyo.
Niyo’s Co-founder and CEO Vinay Bagri said, “Customer centricity has been the key factor in the growth and success of Niyo. It is imperative to us that the user experience journey for all the customers is seamless. I am excited to welcome Kiran to our Niyo family to spearhead this endeavor of ours and maximize our customer delight. I am confident that his vast experience in humanizing businesses, technology, and its limitations will support Niyo in maintaining its delightful customer experience delivery promise.”
Kiran Kulkarni, Head of Design, Niyo said, “I am passionate about negotiating relentlessly to create fresh, simple, elegant experiences by systematic thinking, visualizing complexities, and playful experiments. Niyo’s vision to provide a more modern and expansive user experience and features to banks with a clear strategic direction gained my interest. They have introduced several industry-first innovations since their inception. I look forward to beginning working in this new capacity and contributing to the company’s growth journey.”
Over the past few years, Kiran has continuously and consistently acquired and honed skills through various interventions. His appointment is yet another step in strengthening Niyo’s core team.
Niyo currently has a strength of 500 employees and plans to hire talent across key functions – technology, product, strategy and design.