Independent Board Director, FinTech VC, and Former Banking Executive

Anju Patwardhan has worked in the banking industry for over 25 years with Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She has held global and regional leadership roles covering Fintech innovation, risk management, operations, digital banking and internal audit. Her last role at SCB was as Global Chief Innovation Officer until July 2016. She was also a member of the bank’s global leadership team, global technology and operations management group, global risk management group and a Non-Executive Director on the Board of SCB Thailand.

Anju has been selected as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar for 2016 and has been at Stanford University since September. Her research is focused on the use of innovation and technology to support financial inclusion.

She serves on various World Economic Forum steering committees and is an advisor to the Government of Estonia on their e-residency program. She is a Venture Partner with CreditEase China and is on the advisory boards of VC firms in Silicon Valley and Singapore. She is also a strong supporter of financial inclusion and women in technology.

She is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). She holds further professional qualifications in risk management, board directorship and art appreciation. She is also a Distinguished Fellow of Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance, the highest financial services accolade in Singapore. She is a globally recognized and awarded FinTech thought leader, influencer and speaker.

Partner: Abhijit Patwardhan