Gandhi Appointment

Goutam Gandhi, an Indian American computer scientist, was named senior vice president and chief information officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in Virginia. (LinkedIn photo)

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in Virginia Aug. 25 announced that it has appointed Goutam Gandhi as senior vice president and chief information officer.

The Indian American computer scientist joins the Richmond Fed from American Express, where he served as a vice president in information technology.

Prior to that, he served in various executive roles leading IT service management and information security and cyber threat strategy at Bank of America. Gandhi has also worked at Invensys, Kirloskar, SAP Labs and Monotype Ltd. in various roles.

“Goutam possesses a combination of significant information technology skills, in-depth knowledge of financial payments and demonstrated leadership experience in transforming organizations,” said Mark L. Mullinix, Richmond Fed interim president and chief operating officer in a statement.

“In addition, he brings to the role valuable experience in project management, process engineering and risk evaluation that will add value for the Richmond Fed and the Federal Reserve System,” Mullinix added.

In his role, Gandhi will provide leadership and strategic direction for a variety of IT services and functions, as well as for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of application systems portfolios for business functions.

Gandhi earned a bachelor’s of engineering degree in computer science from Shivaji University in India and an M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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