Founder & CEO
Raj Kapoor is the Founder of India Blockchain Alliance, the largest Indian emerging technology tech think tank and an Advisory Board Member at over 30 blockchain companies including, Floyx, Spherium, XxTripz He is a global, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency & FinTech Educator, Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), Blockchain Solution Architect, and friend of disruptive ideas, protem Chairman for Organization of Blockchain Technology Users (OBTU).
He is also the Asia Lead, Technology & Innovation at Blockspace Technologies Ltd. Raj has helped organize India's biggest Blockchain and Cryptocurrency events across major cities . Raj has also spoken at several international seminars and conferences in Boston, LA, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Singapore, Durban, Nicosia and Vienna, Dubai and Singapore. Raj regularly speak in Tech events in India, UK, USA, Africa, Malaysia and Canada and is also a TedX speaker. Besides blockchain, Raj is skilled in AI, Robotics, Cyber Security. IoT, and Cloud Computing. He has spoken in over 140 international and national events.
Raj is also a regular contributor to several publications including Economic Times, Fortune, Moneycontrol, Mint, NDTV Profit, Daily Tribune, Business Standard and more. Raj also appears regularly on multiple television channels where he speaks on different aspects of the blockchain industry. Raj was also selected this year as a top cryptocurrency and blockchain influencer by Asian Market Cap. Raj has designed and worked on 4 Blockchains, 5 Cetralised Exchanges, 3 Swaps and 3 DEX's.
He is now working with his team on India's own indigenous blockchain. Raj is also working on the world's several sustainable and social impact blockchain projects which are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Raj has authored 20+ courses in blockchain, fintech, DeFi, NFT’s, Metaverse and more. These are implemented by NASSCOM, NSDC, CII, UnAcademy and multiple other edtech platforms in India and overseas. raj is also a Board Advisor for World Crypto Conference and the Crypto World Conference
Chief Credit Officer
is Heading Risk and Credit for multiple products at U GRO Capital Ltd. She is leading a team of underwriters spread across several branches all over the country.
Irem has 20+years of experience from leading organizations such as Mswipe, Religare, Finvest Ltd, Magma Fincorp Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank. She has done her M.com from Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Chief Executive Officer
Girirajan Murugan , CEO of FundsIndia, is an alumnus of the prestigious IIT Delhi, and possesses over 22 years of experience in enterprise IT and business operations. He has worked on full-cycle software development extensively, managing multi-site and multi-disciplinary teams at companies like DropThought, Barnes and Noble.
An innovative thinker adept at leveraging technology to improve operations and productivity, Girirajan aims to harmoniously blend state-of-the-art technological capabilities with industry expertise to provide a world-class investment platform and enable every Indian investor to have a secure financial future.
Vice President, Head of Information Security - Risk and Governance
Shaik J. Ahmed stared his career as a cyber security leader in the Indian armed forces. He has 25-year of experience in defense and corporate sectors in cyber operations, digital security, and cyber threat management. He is currently the Vice president - Head IS Risk & Governance at Mashreq Global Services.
He is specialized in digital security consulting and advisory services, cyber risk management strategy, OT and IOT security, application security, cloud security and managed security services, cyber threat management, GRC and regulatory compliance, identity and access management, SOC, Digital Security and transformation security, connected security, and technology securities.
He was awarded the India's top 10 cyber thought leaders for 2020 and 2021, as well as the world's top CISOs, India's top 100 CISOs, and a covid-19 super hero CISO. He was named an infosec maestro, one of the top 100 cyber security influencers, a cyber sentinel, an operation Vijay medalist, and an operation rakshkak medalist.
Founder & CEO
Krishnan Vaidyanathan is the Founder & CEO of Finequs. Krishnan has worked in senior leadership positions in Retail Banking and IT across India, China, and the USA. After almost 3 decades in banking Krishnan turned entrepreneur with an IT education venture which he exited prior to setting up Finequs. With a deep commitment towards empowering the financially excluded, Finequs embodies Krishna’s dream of a society in which everyone’s included, and is a part of the financial mainstream. Krishnan has worked with organisations such as Grindlays Bank, HDFC Bank and ABN Amro Bank and he was Director, Credit Risk Management at Deutsche Bank before turning entrepreneur.
Co – Founder & CEO
Suresh has over 30 years of experience in information technology, IT security, Risk Management, and Privacy areas. He has served in CXO positions in many global organizations like Ocwen Financials, Altisource, Aditya Birla Minacs, eFunds, and Bank of America.
He is an eminent speaker and panelist in many industry and security forums. He has sound knowledge of the emerging threat landscape, technologies, cloud computing, data center technologies, payment systems, IT solutions, and Banking technologies. He is proactive, assertive, independent, innovative, detail-oriented, and focused on operational efficiencies.
Co-founder & Executive Director
Ramprasad (Ram) is a passionate InsurTech leader with a good depth of knowledge in insurance and a wide breadth of experience across multiple functions in IT.
Ram is ACII qualified (from Chartered Insurance Institute, London) and brings over two decades of experience in the insurance and IT Domain. Before co-founding iNube Software Solutions in 2010, Ram worked with large insurance companies (Royal Sundaram, Oman Insurance Company and Qatar Insurance Company) initially and then with large IT companies (Wipro and HP) subsequently. As the Executive Director – Growth, Ram is responsible for the Sales & Marketing function at iNube Software Solutions.
Co-Founder and CEO
serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of CreditNirvana.Raj has more than 20 years of leadership role experience in the fields of Business Consulting, Digital Transformation, and Data Science and in developing and deploying very large, complex business transformation programs and Products. Before finding CreditNirvana, Raj co-founded Informatix, an Analytics product company that was acquired by WS Atkins, UK. Before Co-founding Informatix, Raj served as the country head and Partner with Accenture Consulting, middle east. While serving in Accenture Consulting, Raj has been a thought leader in the use of Mathematical modeling and Debt Management very large complex Business Transformation programs in the Financial Industry.
Raj has been a speaker in many international forums like GITEX Dubai, Oracle Open World, Gartner Data and Analytics summit, etc. in the areas of Mathematical Modeling, Machine learning, and Big Data technologies. Raj is an Alumni of IIT Delhi, University of Sunderland, and Kellogg School of Management
Chief product officer
Jyotikka is the Chief product officer for Enterprise Tiger with over 20 years of experience in Change Management in the area of retail lending specializing in debt management. Firm believer that creativity, technology and mediation is the mantra to a better world.
Senior Vice President – Products
is a product management leader with extensive experience in scaling and managing technology products. An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, he specialises in growth products that add value to customers, and thereby the business.
He is a big proponent of aligned autonomy and a firm believer that empowering teams and individuals bring out the best in them. When he is not at work, you can spot him watching or playing some sport or singing karaoke with his family.
Senior President - Head Operations & Customer Service
Mr K V Dipu is Senior President at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company, a joint venture of the Bajaj group & Allianz. He drives digital transformation, innovation, and industry leadership as the head of operations and customer service @ the world’s #8 digital insurer. Mr Dipu leverages start-ups from fintech/insurtech globally while leading a team of ~1600 people in 150 locations.
Many of his accomplishments have received industry awards & press coverage – India’s Top 20 Conversational AI Leaders 2021, Global 25 CX Leaders of the Year consecutively for 2 years (2020 and 2021), 50 Fabulous Innovative Leaders 2020, India's Top 30 Emerging Tech Leaders 2020 et al.
A management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow), he joined Bajaj Allianz GIC in 2016 after a stellar career of nearly 20 years with GE Capital. During Mr Dipu’s distinguished career spanning over 26 years, his forte has been combining digital transformation with deep domain expertise & six sigma rigor to redesign the business model for operational excellence and customer delight. Bajaj Allianz GIC has thrice been awarded “Digital Insurer of the Year” across Asia.
Mr Dipu is a certified lean six sigma black belt and a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, an opt-in research group of business professionals. Mr Dipu is also an IvyExec mentor & a member of various global committees such as EFMA editorial committee, UiPath Customer Advisory Board, Pioneers of Automation Board, CII Committee on Financial Inclusion & Fintech, Worldwide Thinktank on Advancing Practical AI et al.
A speaker on transformation & innovation at various domestic & global industry forums, he writes a monthly column in a Mumbai based newspaper on the digital world & articles in various publications from time to time. He has spoken to audiences in five continents.
Founder and CEO
Nanju is an entrepreneur, a Distributed economy Coach and a Startup ecosystem influencer. He is an alumnus of Bangalore University and IIM, Bangalore.
He has been an Entrepreneur across the Internet (Media)/ E-Com, Retail tech, Analytics, HR and HealthTech. He has had an early success of Positive Exits and a few BIG falls.
He has a decent experience in raising funding for ventures where he has collaborated and has been instrumental in getting funding for Ventures have collaborated with.
He believes Web 3.0 is a great tool for adoption of Distributed economy across every sector and industry. Towards that, he’s been driving Tokenisation of Businesses and primarily building Securitisation of instruments to ensure dependable adoption of Crypto currency. He has invested in Media and Entertainment StartUp, BlockChain Technologies venture, F&B in social impact, Vernacular Media and a Fashion Venture with Social impact.
He continues to engage with Entrepreneurs across various Products and Services space in multiple capacities, as Mentor, Collaborator, Coach, Advisor and Consultant. He has been very actively involved in organising Hackathons (with IISC) to develop new Technology Solutions in the Medical device space, which are further lead towards becoming sustainable Ventures.
Senior Vice President
Manoj currently serves as the Senior Vice President & CISO for National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) India. In this role, he is responsible for establishing Systems & security strategy and direction for the organization, provide leadership for key program through strong working relationships and collaboration across financial services industry ecosystem and keep current on emerging technologies, risks, and other related developments.
Prior to the current role, Manoj used to head the Information Security Globally for HCL Technologies and its affiliates where he built various programs on security, compliance and risk management for the enterprise. Earlier, he had served in Technology and Security leadership roles in various organization during his career.
Manoj is an active member in various industry forums and also has been associated with initiatives of industry and regulators. He is an active member of several global forums and regularly speaks in various events. He has a master’s in computer engineering and holds several industry standard certifications.
CEO and Co-founder
Dr Jasmin B. Gupta is a FinTech expert with nearly two decades of experience and an in-depth knowledge of digital banking and neobanking.
As Co-founder and CEO of India’s first financial platform for women, Jasmin is spearheading LXME’s mission to become the country’s first neobank for women.
A Triple Gold Medalist in MBA and a PhD in Financial Inclusion and Digitalisation, Jasmin has comprehensive expertise in consumer and digital banking as well as strategic fintech alliances. Prior to LXME, she was associated with Equitas Small Finance Bank as National Head of neobank, fintech accelerator, and alliances and digital business, and Kotak Mahindra Bank and HDFC Bank.
Jasmin is a top-performing banker, who has received awards and accolades for her achievements at international conventions in Australia, Switzerland and Thailand. She is also the National President - Financial Inclusion Council, Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI).
A linguist by choice, Jasmin is fluent in German, French and Japanese. She is also passionate about the fine arts and is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. Jasmin has participated in international folk dance competitions in France and Spain.
VP & Head – BFSI
Vice President and Head –BFSI India. Bachelors degree in Production Engineering and a Masters in Banking and Finance. Also completed a Management development Programme from IIM Ahmedabad.
He has over 14 years of experience in Banking, Financial Institutions and Technology sector. Previously worked with HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank.
Is passionate believer in digital transformation and the use of technology to simplify business processes and improve customer experience.
Deputy Managing Director
Shri Anand Pejawar has been appointed as the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of SBI General Insurance Company Ltd., and joined the company w.e.f December 6, 2021.
Just prior to his appointment as DMD with SBI General, he was associated with SBI Life Insurance as President reporting to the MD & CEO. He has been with SBI Life for 17 years and has worked in various capacities like Country Head – Bancassurance & Micro Insurance, Executive Director – Marketing & Sales, President – Operations, Information Technology & International Business in these 17 years.
Backed by a vast corporate experience of 39 years which ranges from Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to Banking (local and international), Financial Distribution to the Top Management of SBI Life Insurance, Shri Pejawar is a decorated professionally with several national & international awards / recognition, latest being the Mumbai Ratna Award by the Hon. Governor of Maharashtra on July 19, 2021 at Raj Bhawan, for his contribution in the field of Insurance.
He is an eminent thought leader with an eclectic vantage point on various insurance related matters. He has also represented the Insurance industry on various committees constituted by GOI & Regulator’s, both (IRDAI & RBI).
Shri Pejawar is an alumnus of the Columbia Business School, Manhattan, New York, with a Certificate of Management Development Programmer, (MDP) others certification from IIM Kolkata, ISB, Hyderabad. He has completed his Post graduation in Financial Management (PGDFM) form KC College and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from University of Bombay.
Ram has 27+ years of experience in global management consulting. He is a thought leader on driving business strategy, HR Strategy and organizational transformation. He has specifically helped in the design & implementation of 50+ Balanced Scorecard exercises for several clients around the world. Ram assists clients across industries including Banking, Industrial, Real Estate, Retail, Technology and Services, and has been responsible for driving 5 large banking integrations. Some of his regional clients include Agility, Barclays, BNP Paribas, EmiratesNBD, Expleo, HDFC Bank, Hero Group, India Infoline, Karur Vysya Bank, Kaya, Laxmi Organics, NCDEX, RBL, RBS, Sharekhan, Trident, Welspun among others.
Tahul Mishra: Innovative, detail-oriented, and focused leader, Tanul Mishra, CEO of Afthonia Lab, is a highly networked entrepreneur with a robust experience in product development, alliance, business planning, contracting, and relationship management.
With over 20 years of experience, Tanul founded the Bangalore-based, Afthonia Lab Pvt Ltd in 2018 as an incubator that focused specifically on the fintech industry. Before Afthonia, Tanul successfully co-founded Eatelish, a food service bringing artisan food makers across India directly to consumers' doors.
With a unique capability to delve into details while keeping the bigger picture in perspective, Tanul has a well-honed proficiency in risk management and converting challenges into outcomes. She is an active member of the startup community in India and has delivered speaking engagements at Google Business Group events, Rodinhood and education institutes.
Digital Innovation Leader
Abhineet Sarkar : Fintech and Digital Innovation leader, with more than a decade experience in working across Banking, financial services and Insurance (BFSI) industry and tech consulting services. Active Mentor of CII - Centre of Excellence for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Startups (CIES) and Co-author of the AI Book.
Nikhil comes with two decades of experience in business research for Financial Services, advising large financial institutions on strategy, technology, and performance issues. He leads IBSi’s team of research analysts, focused on providing real-time, data-driven insights on Financial Technology to clients. Nikhil is a thought influencer, having authored several reports covering emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and RegTech, and has been a presenter at multiple industry forums.
Sugandh Saxena - CEO of Fintech Association for Consumer Empowerment (FACE), a not-for-profit industry association, is committed to build a robust FinTech ecosystem in India and aims to drive ethical lending practices among the Indian FinTech sector.Sugandh comes with over two decades of experience across sectors like microfinance, social-economic development, technology and non-profit.
Sugandh has diverse, well-rounded and hands-on experience in leading sector-building works through the industry body and the SRO. As the Head of Self-Regulation and Compliance at MFIN, an SRO for the microfinance sector, she played a pivotal role in shaping the microfinance industry by leading conversations with the regulators and industry players to formulate and enforce ethical guidelines for the industry. She has also held roles at ACTED, ITC, Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) Bharat, and Bharat Electronics.
Sugandh is an electronics engineering graduate from MNNIT, Allahabad and a postgraduate in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is a recipient of the UK Government Commonwealth Scholarship and a recent fellow at the Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion at Tufts University. She has extensively educated herself in financial inclusion issues like policy, regulation, compliance, risk management, customer protection and financial education, including 'Strategic Leadership for Microfinance' at Harvard Business School.
At FACE, Sugandh aims to drive the Association's efforts to engage in an active dialogue with the policymakers, regulators, digital lenders and other market participants to build an ethical, safe lending ecosystem for consumers.
CEO - Investment Advisory
Lakshmi Iyer Leading teams Comprising Investment advisory, product solutions, discretionary asset management verticals across debt, equity and alternate asset classes. Driving digital initiatives for the firm
Senior Director, Leadership Team, Kotak Cherry
Shobhit Mathur is a Senior Director and part of the leadership team that is building Kotak Cherry!
Shobhit joined Kotak Mahindra Bank in 2008 and has more than 16 years of experience across Fund Management, Investment Advisory and Investment Products including equities, interest rates and forex related India and Offshore investments.
From 2019 to 2022, Shobhit conceptualized and launched Kotak’s Discretionary Asset Allocation Funds that managed 3000 Crs (USD 40 mln) of AUM. It was an innovation that was first of its kind in the industry and was recognized as the ‘Innovation of the Year’ at Kotak.
From 2012 to 2019, Shobhit was part of the Investment Committee of various large family office clients at Kotak Wealth Management, and advised over 200 UHNI families on their portfolio and investment strategies.
Prior to that, from 2008 to 2012, Shobhit led the structured products division at Kotak Mahindra Bank where he was instrumental in structuring products with underlying equity stocks, indices and equity derivatives.
Before joining Kotak, Shobhit was a product expert on interest rates and foreign exchange linked structured products and dealt with investment and treasury solutions for individual and corporate investors at ICICI Bank Ltd. He is an engineering graduate from IIT-BHU and has completed his MBA in Finance from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
CEO & Co-founder
is passionate about access to financial services for all, she believes in “finance for freedom”. Sucharita is the co-founder and ceo of Kaleidofin, a fintech platform that provides intuitive and tailored financial solutions to underbanked customers. Prior to this, she co-founded the IFMR group and most recently was the group CEO of IFMR Holdings.
She conceptualized and founded IFMR Capital, building capital markets access for financial inclusion and IFMR Investments, an alternatives fund management platform focused on informal sector finance. Sucharita was chosen as one of the “top 40 under forty” business leaders by Economic Times in 2016 and named amongst India’s top 20 fintech change makers in 2017.
She received the IIM Ahmedabad, Young Alumni Achievers Award in 2017. She was also named amongst India’s top twenty fintech change makers in 2017. Prior to her move to India, Sucharita was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in London, working primarily on credit derivatives structuring and strategic structured finance opportunities. She graduated with an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and has an undergraduate degree in economics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University “
Head Of Global Marketing
Scindia Balasingh: As an experienced technology marketer, I head the global marketing strategies for Vajro. I have also worked with Freshworks, Redington, and Blue Star, and have 12+ years of experience across SaaS, digital marketing, field marketing, and partner marketing industries. I hold an MBA degree in Marketing and Operations, a Bachelor’s degree in IT, and a digital marketing certificate from IIM Bangalore. I co-chaired the India D&I chapter for Freshworks and also won many internal awards for being the best leader.
I’m experienced in building a complete marketing team and developing a new vertical from scratch. I’m an ardent tech marketing industry speaker and have attended various forums and podcasts. Being deeply passionate about women's leadership and diversity, I host the MOV LeadHERs podcast series, where women leaders are celebrated.
Some of my achievements, awards, and recognitions:
Senior FinTech Engineering Leader
Jayashree Sundaresan has been in the tech industry for 24+ years and for over 15 years in technology leadership roles where she has built innovative products for consumers and enterprises. A servant leader at heart - she strongly believes in creating a positive impact in people to transform beyond who they think they are and what they think they can achieve.
Jayashree is very passionate about empowering women in the workplace, giving back to society and leading Wellness initiatives. She is also a diehard sports enthusiast and a singer.
She thoroughly enjoys coaching & mentoring people to share and learn. Her current favourite quote is "Be Humble, Be Teachable and Always Keep Learning !" Jayashree holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and an MBA from Santa Clara University, USA.
Founder & CEO
Shanmathy Karthik: A corporate trainer and a charismatic individual with positive vibes driven by global experience!! A passionate learner and educator who believes in right coaching towards people will not change an individual but the society.
Trained over 7000 senior executives and students. Set up 23 start ups in and around INDIA and MALAYSIA. Effectively conducted 2785 Leadership Development Programs for Clients all over South India.Have worked with 12 major schools in Coimbatore for empowering teens on effective career building and life coaching.