About Us

Rakuten India is the Development Centre and key technology hub of the Rakuten Group, Inc. We enable our businesses with our depth of knowledge in multiple streams of technology such as Mobile and Web Development, Web Analytics, Platform Development, Backend Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and much more. Our unique 24/7 support center ensures reliability and sustenance of the Rakuten Ecosystem. With dedicated centres of excellence for Mobile Application Development, Data Analytics, Engineering, DevOps and Information Security, we ensure the success of multiple units of Rakuten Group, Inc. With 1000+ employees and growing, Rakuten India is housed in Crimson House Bangalore in the heart of the city.

“ Our employees together work towards building a better more optimistic future by empowering individuals, businesses and societies to realize their dreams! ”

Rakuten Group

Rakuten Group has 70+ businesses and almost 1.4 billion members across the world.

This is what makes us strong. Serving users worldwide through businesses based in 30 countries and regions Our major services available globally

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Rakuten India is the Development Centre and the key technology hub of the Rakuten Group. We enable our businesses with the depth of knowledge in multiple streams of technology for Mobile and Web Development, Web Analytics, Platform Development and Backend Engineering

Leadership

  • Management Team
  • Board Members
Yasufumi Hirai

Yasufumi Hirai

Group Executive Vice President, CIO & CISO of Rakuten Group, Inc.
Chairman of Rakuten India

Yasufumi (Yasu) Hirai is Group Executive Vice President, CIO and CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) of Rakuten, Inc. a leader in internet services and global innovation headquartered in Japan. In his role as CIO and CISO, Hirai is responsible for the evolution of Rakuten ecosystem services, as well as managing group-wide IT infrastructure and information security governance. He is currently Advisor of the Japan Association of New Economy (JANE), Board Member of Japan Institute of Information Technology, and Director of Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Hiroshi Takasawa

Hiroshi Takasawa

Group Managing Executive Officer of Rakuten Group, Inc.
Director of Rakuten India

Hiroshi Takasawa is President of Rakuten’s Investment and Incubation Company and is responsible for Rakuten Capital, managing various investment funds including Rakuten Ventures, Rakuten FinTech Fund, Rakuten Global EC Fund and the company’s mobility investments. He joined Rakuten in 2005 and established Rakuten Strategic Partners, a private equity investment platform under which he actively engaged in venture investments, buyout investments and other transactions. He has contributed to many of Rakuten’s merger and acquisition deals and post-merger integration processes, primarily in financial services. He is a member of the Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals.
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Tsubasa Shiraishi

Tsubasa Shiraishi

General Manager of Rakuten Group, Inc.
Vice Chairman of Rakuten India

With a rich global experience of business strategy, development and management across multiple domains for around 20 years, Tsubasa Shiraishi drives Rakuten India towards achieving its goal of becoming a global innovation hub.
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Hisada Naojiro

Hisada Naojiro

Group Executive Officer of Rakuten Group, Inc.
Director of Rakuten India

Hisada Naojiro comes with a wide experience of technology organization, Infrastructure, application engineering, IT finance and procurement. In addition to that he also drives the blockchain lab as cutting edge technology for Rakuten and is leading Rakuten China's Technology Division as global innovation hub.
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Sunil Gopinath

Sunil Gopinath

CEO of Rakuten India

Sunil is currently Sr. Vice President of Products and CEO of Rakuten India. Sunil is currently responsible for scaling out the product and technology footprint for Rakuten across a wide range of Rakuten’s global businesses & Technology initiatives. He is also particularly excited about his role in driving the rapid proliferation of Data Sciences & AI as a culture and as a platform across Rakuten’s products & businesses.

Prior to Rakuten, Sunil was the Product head of India’s #1 Ecommerce company Flipkart’s Marketplace Division, where he helped build out all the products and tools needed to scale the Marketplace business to a $2B+ business with over 100,000 merchants.

He has also held senior leadership roles globally in companies like Intel & Qualcomm driving innovation in Mobile, Wearable Devices & Location Based Services.

Sunil has an MBA from University of California, Berkeley and a MS from Virginia Tech.

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Narendra Narayana

Narendra Narayana

COO of Rakuten India

The Chief Operating Officer comes with over 2 decades of experience working across various domains and he currently heads the Operations and Digital division in India. Along with playing a vital role in innovating new products, Naren's energetic attitude keeps the organisation’s spirits high!
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Nalini George

Nalini George

CPO of Rakuten India

The Chief people officer of the organization brings with her over 20 years of experience in working across multiple cultures including India, Japan, USA, UK, Canada and Korea. Under Nalini’s leadership, she has successfully implemented HR strategies and best practices aligned with the organization’s global mandate within a short span of time. Through her growth-driven approach, in-depth expertise and astute style of working, Nalini continues to play a significant role in transforming the face of HR, driving employee initiatives at org-level, and establishing employer-brand value globally.
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