Prasanna Gopalakrishnan is to become Sky’s Group Chief Technology Officer.
The current Managing Director & CIO of Consumer Tech Business Operations at Bank of America will join the company in September 2021 and oversee technology teams across Sky’s markets. She will report to Sky Group Chief Executive, Dana Strong, and will be based out of London.
Dana Strong, Sky Group Chief Executive said: “Prasanna brings a unique combination of expertise across digital transformation, cyber protection, and secure telecoms networks. She is a known and respected leader in her field, and we are looking forward to having her on the team at Sky.”
Prior to Bank of America, Gopalakrishnanm worked at Harvard University, Fidelity Investments, Thomson Reuters and State Street Bank.
Commenting on her appointment Gopalakrishnan said: “Sky’s focus on customer experience has always impressed me. It’s an iconic brand well known for putting customers first and leading with technology innovation. Sky has a vibrant and admirable culture and there’s no better time to join – the entire industry is being disrupted and we can help drive the customer experience forward. I’m very excited and thrilled to join an incredibly talented team.”
Mohamed Hammady, current Group CTO, announced he would step down In December 2020 and will stay with Sky until Gopalakrishnan joins in September.