Narayanan holds a Bachelor of Science (Statistics) and a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Mumbai, India. He has over 30 years of IT and Operations experience in the banking sector. He joined from International Bank of Qatar (ibq) where he was Chief Operating Officer, leading both the Information Technology as well as the Operations departments. Prior to that he was Managing Director and Regional Head for Europe, Middle East and Asia Operations at Barclays Bank. Prior to this role, Narayanan spent 20 years with Standard Chartered Bank in various operations leadership roles.