Navis Appoints Former PayPal and Sabre Leader, Lakshmanan Krishnamoorthy, as Engineering VP and General Manager

July 25, 2018

Leadership Addition Reinforces Company’s Focus on Innovative Solutions to Drive Ocean Shipping Supply Chain Transformation

Oakland, CA—July 25, 2018—Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, today announced that former Sabre and PayPal  leader Lakshmanan (Laks) Krishnamoorthy has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager of Engineering. Krishnamoorthy will be instrumental in driving technology innovation and leading product and service development for the N4 TOS, XVELA, Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions (NCVS) and future business lines. He is the latest technology leader to join Navis’ leadership team as the company continues to execute its broader software strategy and fulfill its vision to drive synchronization and collaboration in the ocean supply chain. 

With more than 25 years of engineering experience, Krishnamoorthy is a proven leader of high performing global technical teams focused on creating market-leading products and solutions. He has built various products from concept to reality and has been a catalyst at previous companies to help transform their businesses. Most recently, Krishnamoorthy served as Senior Director, Product and Engineering for Merchant Solutions at PayPal, and was responsible for product lines generating $500M in revenue. Before that, he held various roles during his 17-year tenure at Sabre, a leading technology provider for the global travel industry, and was most recently responsible for multiple investment projects totaling $10 million for the organization’s AirCentre product suite.

“Product and service innovation is central to our ability to support digital transformation for terminals, carriers and shippers alike. Not only does Laks have an extensive background in engineering, his experience at companies that have served as disruptors and change agents in their respective industries—payments and airlines—will be invaluable to Navis and its customers as we continue to scale,” said Benoit de la Tour, President of Navis.

“I am honored to be a part of this strategic growth initiative and look forward to evolving Navis’ market-leading product and service offerings from Navis’ Chennai office,” said Krishnamoorthy.