Director, Network Management & Delivery | Rapyd
As the Director of Network Management & Delivery at Rapyd, a global Fintech-as-a-Service unicorn, Lakshmi is responsible for Rapyd’s network expansion efforts across the world. In her previous role as the Head of APAC PMO, she led complex internal projects and worked on the company’s most ambitious initiatives and managing enterprise clients. Prior to joining Rapyd, she spent a decade at PayPal, spanning roles across engineering, technical project management, go-to-market, and business operations.
She specialises in geo-expansion, high-impact product launches and complex regulatory change management. Her core skills include leading cross-functional technical, operational and business teams in customer-focused technology organisations. Throughout her career, Lakshmi has been the driving force behind many significant projects, such as a simultaneous multi-country launch of Paypal’s mobile app, supporting the inorganic market entry in China, or rolling out Rapyd’s all-in-one integrated payment solution in key Asian markets.
The 16 years multi-disciplinary journey has turned Lakshmi into a holistic Business Leader who is able to communicate effectively across the organisation with the goal of accelerating processes, delivering growth initiatives, and eventually helping companies to achieve their business goals. Lakshmi is a strategic thinker who loves to connect the dots and see the ideas and plans take shape. She believes in the power of technology as an enabler across all walks of life, and uses it every day to drive these outcomes.
Lakshmi holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, USA. She is based in Singapore and in her free time, loves spending time outdoors with her husband and two kids.