B. Amrish Rau

CEO at Pine Labs

B. Amrish Rau is the Chief Executive Officer of Pine Labs. He leads the company's growth and expansion in Asia and beyond.

Amrish has over two decades of rich experience in the fintech industry, having run fintech organizations and having worked with large banks to implement payments and delivery channel strategies. Prior to joining Pine Labs, Amrish was the head of financial technology investments and partnerships for Naspers where he was responsible for increasing the company's footprint in the financial technology sector, and helped create synergies between the group's portfolio companies. Amrish has also worked with other global organizations including First Data, NCR and Siemens Nixdorf.

In 2013, Amrish founded CitrusPay which was acquired by PayU in 2016 for USD 150 million.

A bachelor in engineering, Amrish has over the years helped build new businesses and new divisions in global companies. Many of these continue to be market leaders in their respective category today. He started his fintech journey in First Data Corporation in 2005. Later, as Managing Director for First Data Asia he helped build a market leading payments joint venture with ICICI Bank. As CEO of First Data MS Asia, he was responsible for all operations in the South and South East Asia markets between India and Hong Kong. Prior to First Data, Amrish spent eight years with NCR Corporation where he started in business development and went on to head the company's data warehousing and CRM division, Teradata, as managing director.

Amrish is a Squash father and follows his children all over the world as they pursue the game.


  • CEO

    Current role