Fintech company Finastra has appointed Mehjabeen Poonawala as its new country head for India.

Poonawala replaces Subi Krishnan, who has moved to software company Apptio to take up a vice-president and general manager of India role.

Poonawala has held the position of head of Finastra’s Agile Center of Excellence in India since January 2017, a role which she will continue alongside her new appointment. Prior to this, she worked as head of quality transformation for Fundtech, part of D+H, which merged with Misys to form Finastra three years ago.

Before joining Finastra, Poonawala held senior roles at banking and payments software organisations in India, including Amdocs, S1 Services and CashTech Solutions.

As the new country head, Poonawala will be responsible for driving Finastra’s growth strategy and tightening the company’s partnerships in India, aiming to improve service innovation across Finastra’s cloud solutions and the platform for open innovation.

She reports to Eli Rosner, Finastra’s chief product and technology officer.

On her appointment, Poonawala says: “I’m thrilled to lead our India team and operations at a time of unprecedented transformation and growth in the market. We’re increasingly seeing more opportunities to partner with banks in driving their digital transformation and leading the transition towards platform and cloud-based models that will ultimately drive businesses in this region.”