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About the Event

BW Festival of FinTech brings together all facets of leadership in innovation, driven by FinTech that contribute to sustainable economic development at scale. The Indian innovation landscape is a living showcase of bringing clarity and progress within a seemingly chaotic and confusing environment.

The FinTech industry in India is instrumental in catalyzing the overall innovation ecosystem to solve real problems and make meaningful impact in unique ways, embracing the diversity of needs and challenges across the sub-continent. FinTech is not only about Finance & Information Technology, but it is a complete paradigm shift of methodology.

Who Would You See

  • FinTech Leaders
  • FinTech Companies – Domestic & International
  • FinTech Consultants
  • FinTech Service Providers
  • Government Bodies & Leaders
  • Top Startups
  • Financial Institutions

Who Should Attend

  • Product Owners
  • FinTech Enthusiasts & Brands
  • Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
  • Technology Enablers
  • Banking & Finance Stakeholders
  • Knowledge Institutions

Jury Members

JURY CHAIR

M. Damodaran
Chairperson, Excellence Enablers Private Limited
Former Chairman, SEBI, UTI and IDBI
Mr. M. Damodaran has held a number of important positions in the Central and State Governments and in India’s financial sector, including Chairman of SEBI, UTI and IDBI and Chief Secretary, of Government of Tripura. While at SEBI, he was elected Chairman of the 80 member Emerging Markets Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions.
After successful stints at various financial sector companies, he has set up Excellence Enablers Private Limited (EEPL), a Corporate Governance and Board Advisory consultancy firm. He is an Independent Director on the Boards of Larsen & Toubro, Hero MotoCorp, Biocon, Tech Mahindra and CRISIL. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of InterGlobe Aviation. He is a Nominee Director on the Boards of Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company and Life Insurance Company. He was the founder Chairman of the IIM Tiruchirappalli.

EMINENT JURY

S. Ravi
Chairman & Director
Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd
Mr. S. Ravi, a qualified practicing Chartered Accountant, having promoted two firms viz. M/s Ravi Rajan & Company and M/s RRCA & Associates, is an Information Systems Auditor (DISA) and an Insolvency Resolution Professional with over 31 years of experience.
He serves as an Independent Director of Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd. and is the Chairman of the Board. He is on the board of various companies like SBI Payments Services Pvt. Ltd, UTI Trustee Co. Pvt. Ltd., Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co. Ltd., Star Union Dai-chi Life Insurance Co. Ltd., etc.
He is the former Chairman of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). He has also served on boards of over 40 prestigious institutions like IDBI Bank, UCO Bank, Corporation Bank, Union Bank. BHEL, HAL and ONGC, to name a few. He also served as a member of SEBI’s takeover panel.
Dr.-Emandi-Sankara-Rao
MD & CEO
Industrial Finance COrporation of India (IFCI Ltd.)
Dr. Rao is the former MD and CEO of IFCI Ltd. and has over 30 years of top management and 8 years of Board Level experience & expertise in Infrastructure & Industry, Banking & Finance, Institutional Development and Business Schools & Institutions Management. Presently, he serves as a Member in DFI Sub-Group of Financing NIP appointed by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.
Prior to IFCI Ltd, Dr.Rao has served with leading Financial Institutions – IIFCL and IDFC. He was the Founder Director & CEO of IIFCL Asset Management Company Ltd and IIFCL Projects Limited and also was associated with the IDFC Group as Director & Business Head.
He is an alumni of IIT Bombay (PhD), IIT Kharagpur (M. Tech), Pondicherry Central University (PGDBA) and Andhra University (B.E. Electrical Engineering).
Sanjeev Aggarwal
Senior MD & Co-Founder
Heliuon Ventures
Mr. Aggarwal has spent three decades in the Indian technology sector and is an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist.
He was the founder and CEO of Daksh, a pioneer in the BPO sector and led the company till June 2006, scaling it over 20,000 employees. Daksh was acquired by IBM in 2004. He was chosen “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2002.
Sanjeev co-founded two venture capital firms: Helion Ventures in 2006 and Fundamentum in 2017. Helion Ventures has $600M under management with over 70 investments in early-stage technology companies. Fundamentum is a ‘scale-up’ platform committed to help build enduring technology companies out of India and leads investment rounds from $10-25M in companies.
He was awarded “Venture Capital Professional of the Year” for Asia region by AVCJ in 2012.
Girish Kulkarni
MD & CEO
Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Mr. Kulkarni is the MD & CEO of Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector. Having taken over the Company at a very crucial juncture in 2012, Mr Kulkarni is responsible for making SUD Life a profitable dividend paying insurance franchise with a small capital base of 500 Crores.
Before his current assignment with SUD Life, he has worked with the Generali Group in various capacities and has also served in organizations such as SBI Life where he created a benchmark Agency Distribution architecture.
Mr. Kulkarni is an avid reader and enjoys reading autobiographies and also has to his credit a Marathi Book ‘MANMOR’ – a collection of poems penned by him.
Ninad Karpe
Partner
100X.VC
Mr. Karpe is a Partner at 100X.VC – a VC firm, which invests in early stage start-ups and aims to invest in 100 startups every year. 100X.VC is the first institutional investor in any startup and invests by the pioneering iSAFE notes.
He was the MD & CEO of Aptech Ltd. and previously served CA Technologies as MD of India region. Earlier in his career, Karpe worked as a consultant, advising companies seeking to invest in India. He was also the Chairman, Western Region of CII for 2017- 18, an honorary position.
He has authored a book on business strategies, titled “BOND to BABA”. Besides his day job as a VC, Karpe is passionate about supporting theatre and has produced two Marathi plays, which have received wide acclaim.
Anjali Bansal
Founder, Avaana Capital Former Non-Executive Chairperson, Dena Bank Mentor, Atal Innovation Mission
Ms. Anjali Bansal is the Founder of Avaana Capital which invests in and provides scaling up support to innovation-led start-ups for catalysing impact at scale while delivering commercial returns.
She has invested in and mentored various successful start-ups including Delhivery, UrbanClap, Darwinbox, Nykaa, and Lenskart. She is closely associated with NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform, digital solutions, and mentor to the Atal Innovation Mission.
Anjali is former Non-Executive Chairperson of Dena Bank and former global Partner and MD with TPG Growth PE.
She serves as an independent non-executive director on several leading boards including Siemens Ltd, Tata Power, Piramal Enterprises. She has previously chaired the India board of Women's World Banking and on the Managing Committee of the Indian Venture Capital Association.
Srinath Sridharan
Member, Governing Council Fintech Association for Consumer Empowerment
Mr. Sridharan has been a strategic counsel for over 24 years with leading corporates across diverse sectors including automobile, e-commerce, advertising and financial services. He has led multiple cross-functional leadership teams across diverse industry projects simultaneously, which have impacted millions of consumers.
He has held board memberships across regulated / listed financial services entities across Housing finance, asset management, life insurance, general insurance space & fintech firms. He serves on various industry associations and committees.
He advises investment firms as part of their portfolio companies’ advisory boards and mentors some of the founders of those investee-companies. He works with leadership teams in enabling transformation of organisations with various complexities and mentors next-gen professionals / startups & coaches C-suite professionals.
Rajan Mehra
Partner
March Venture Advisors
Rajan is a Partner at March Venture Advisors, the India advisory to March Capital Partners, a Santa Monica based investment firm. He has over two decades of operating & investing experience in digital businesses, most recently as co-founding MD of Nirvana Venture Advisors, where he led investments in emerging consumer and enterprise tech businesses in India. Rajan commenced his investing career soon after his stint as Country Head for eBay in India. He has since successfully invested in and been a Board Member of leading Indian digital companies including BillDesk, Cartrade, Shiprocket & Unbxd.
Rajan has an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and a B.Com from Sydenham College at the University of Mumbai.
Pravir Vohra
Former President & Group CTO
ICICI Bank Group
Mr. Vohra is the former President and Group CTO at ICICI Bank and had been associated with the ICICI Group for over 12 years. His focus was to ensure a meaningful alignment of Technology with overall business goals and obtain the best from people, processes and information within the organization.
He is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and a postgraduate in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He began his career in the banking industry in State Bank of India where he worked for 23 years. He held various senior level positions with the State Bank of India, both in India and abroad.
After SBI, he was with Times Bank in the capacity of Vice President in charge of the Corporate Services group.
With a stint spanning three decades in the industry, Mr. Vohra has immense experience and knowledge in IT architecture, domain expertise in financial products, process re-engineering, IT operations and strategy.
Annurag Batra
Chairman & Editor-In-Chief
BW Businessworld & exchange4media
One of the youngest Media Moghul from India Dr. Annurag Batra is a serial Entrepreneur and a mentor to many successful entrepreneurs Dr. Annurag Batra a man of many talents and someone who adorns many hats Dr. Annurag Batra entrepreneur, an author, an angel investor and a TV show host and the founder of the iconic exchange4media group and Chairman BW Businessworld group
Dr. Annurag Batra believes if you make your hobby your profession, you don’t have to work and life is a blessing.
……THANK YOU…..

Our Speaker

Rashmi Mohanty
CEO – Interim and Group CFO
Rashmi Mohanty is the CEO – Interim and Group CFO for Clix. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets and has deep exposure across treasury, investor relations, corporate finance and derivatives. In her prior roles, she has been instrumental in setting up and leading large treasury and investor relation function.
In her various assignments, she has worked on diversifying the funding sources, digitizing treasury operations, implementing efficient processes and policies in finance functions.
She is a Computer Science engineer from Delhi Institute of Technology (now NSIT) and a post graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
She is a fitness enthusiast, is passionate about long distance running and have participated in various marathon and ultra-marathon races.
Nitya Sharma
co-founder & CEO of Simpl
Nitya Sharma is the co-founder & CEO of Simpl - India’s fastest growing Buy Now Pay Later platform. Simpl is one of the leading players in the ‘pay later’ space with a network of 2500+ merchants and aims to make payments invisible and money intelligent. It envisions to create an inclusive digital payments experience for India that empowers and fosters trust between merchants and their customers.
A Financial Mathematics graduate from the University of Michigan, Nitya started his professional journey at Bear Stearns in the mortgage-backed securities group in 2004. He then joined the collateralized debt obligations and credit correlation at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President before establishing Simpl in 2015."
Madhusudan Ekambaram
Co-Founder & CEO of KreditBee
Madhusudan Ekambaram is one of the founding member of FACE and CEO at Kreditbee. Previously, he led Product Management Team to operate Global Ecommerce for Huawei, working with Regional office to establish Ecommerce operations in 9 Countries including India from scratch.
He is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services, Fintech and NBFC industry. He is skilled in E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, Product Management, and Start-ups.
At FinTech Association for Consumer Empowerment (FACE), a not-for-profit industry association, Akshay is committed to build a robust FinTech ecosystem in India with an objective is to ensure a strong focus on ethical lending practices among the web-based and mobile-first consumer-lending organizations.
Ganesh Rengaswamy
Co-Founder Quona Capital
Ganesh Rengaswamy, a seasoned entrepreneur and venture investor, leads Quona’s investments in India and Southeast Asia.
Before co-founding Quona, Ganesh led Accion Frontier Investments’ work in India. Prior to his time with Accion, Ganesh was a General Partner of Lok Capital, a venture growth fund that invests in financial inclusion and social enterprises. Ganesh previously served as the Asia Director for Unitus Inc., a global organization investing in sustainable solutions in financial inclusion. During these stints, Ganesh invested and advised leading financial institutions and banks.
He previously led the entry of Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, into the Indian market and also co-founded Travelguru.com, acquired by Travelocity. Early in his career, Ganesh worked for Infosys, where he was responsible for customer acquisition and growth engagements for US-based Fortune 1000 clients.
Charles d'Haussy
Director ConsenSys
Prior to joining world-leading blockchain engineering firm ConsenSys, Charles was Head of Fintech with Hong Kong government (InvestHK). He served 450+ FinTech companies and steered the growth of the Hong Kong Fintech Week to 10,000 global attendees. Charles is also the author of the book "Block Kong, 21 brilliant Hong Kong blockchain entrepreneurs". Mr. d'Haussy leads Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank of Thailand CBDC projects at ConsenSys.
Arun Nayyar
Chief Executive Officer, NeoGrowth Credit Pvt. Ltd.
Arun is a seasoned finance professional with over 20 years of diversified experience in the domain of commercial and consumer lending.
Arun, a Chartered Accountant, was earlier with Edelweiss where he was heading the SME Lending business of the group. Prior to Edelweiss, Arun held several key positions across Business Development and Risk Management with Citibank India. He has also worked at CRISIL early on in his career.
Yogi Sadana,
CEO CASHe
Satyam is one of the founding members of FACE and is committed to build a robust FinTech ecosystem in India and aims to drive fair & honest lending practices among the Indian FinTech sector. He also spearheads Business, Liabilities and Relationship initiatives at LoanTap.
Satyam is a banking industry veteran with enriched experience of more than 19 years. Before founding LoanTap, he was National Head - Mortgages, at IndusInd Bank. Prior to that he held multiple positions in Product, Business and Credit at ICICI Bank, including Regional Head - Mortgage in ICICI Bank.
Satyam also guides an NGO, Purn-Kuti, for setting up an e-school and women livelihood support initiatives in rural areas. Apart from work, he can also be seen engaging himself in Adventure Sports and has successfully completed certification courses in paragliding, rafting, and skiing.
Sharat Chandra
Chapter President GBA India
Satyam is one of the founding members of FACE and is committed to build a robust FinTech ecosystem in India and aims to drive fair & honest lending practices among the Indian FinTech sector. He also spearheads Business, Liabilities and Relationship initiatives at LoanTap.
Satyam is a banking industry veteran with enriched experience of more than 19 years. Before founding LoanTap, he was National Head - Mortgages, at IndusInd Bank. Prior to that he held multiple positions in Product, Business and Credit at ICICI Bank, including Regional Head - Mortgage in ICICI Bank.
Satyam also guides an NGO, Purn-Kuti, for setting up an e-school and women livelihood support initiatives in rural areas. Apart from work, he can also be seen engaging himself in Adventure Sports and has successfully completed certification courses in paragliding, rafting, and skiing.
Satyam Kumar
CEO and Co-Founder, Loan Tap
Satyam is one of the founding members of FACE and is committed to build a robust FinTech ecosystem in India and aims to drive fair & honest lending practices among the Indian FinTech sector. He also spearheads Business, Liabilities and Relationship initiatives at LoanTap.
Satyam is a banking industry veteran with enriched experience of more than 19 years. Before founding LoanTap, he was National Head - Mortgages, at IndusInd Bank. Prior to that he held multiple positions in Product, Business and Credit at ICICI Bank, including Regional Head - Mortgage in ICICI Bank.
Satyam also guides an NGO, Purn-Kuti, for setting up an e-school and women livelihood support initiatives in rural areas. Apart from work, he can also be seen engaging himself in Adventure Sports and has successfully completed certification courses in paragliding, rafting, and skiing.
Samant Sikka
Chief Dreamer and Founder, Sqrrl
Samant Sikka is the brainchild behind Sqrrl, an intuitive DIY digital platform for investments that aims at making the youth of the nation inclined towards saving. He is a proficient investor with two decades of experience in the Investment and Asset Management industry.
Samant started his career with Darashaw and Company and set up their entire North business across Investment banking, Fixed Income and Advisory. Post that stint he joined the Asset Management Industry with roles across Franklin Templeton, AIG, Goldman Sachs and Axis Asset Management.
He completed his schooling from Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi and graduated in commerce from Delhi University. Thereafter he pursued a PGDPM in Finance and Marketing from Indian Institute of Planning and Management.
While he is dedicated towards his work, he is equally passionate about playing golf and loves spending time with his children and family.
Shivpriya Nanda
Partner J Sagar Associates
Ms. Shivpriya Nanda serves as Co-Chair of Corporate Practice of JSA Advocates and Solicitors and has over 30 years of extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, strategic joint ventures, and corporate advisory.
Ms. Nanda has spearheaded sectors with specific regulatory challenges such as defence, retail, education, mining, aviation, real estate, food and food processing, ITES, and has been instrumental in steering several large foreign investments into India in these sectors.
Ms. Nanda has also advised several clients on complex employment issues involving large-scale workforce restructuring and transfers, C Suite hiring, departures and disciplinary issues
Ms. Nanda is passionate about giving back to the community and is the founding member of the Society of Women Lawyers in India. She has for several years in the past spearheaded pro-bono activities of the Firm and serves on the Pro Bono Council of Trust Law.
Nitin Vyakaranam
Founder & CEO, ArthaYantra Corporation Pvt Ltd.
Nitin Vyakaranam is the Founder & CEO of ArthaYantra, a Financial Wellness Platform. Nitin has over 18 years of global experience in Banking & Financial Services, Consulting and Technology. Nitin’s core expertise is in Quantitative finance and technology.
He is on the advisory committee of SEBI’s Mutual Funds Advisory Committee (MFAC), Fintech committees of IAMAI and FICCI.
His expertise in FinTech is highly sought after by the national media, both print & electronic. He writes regular columns in Economic Times, LiveMint, Moneycontrol.com, Eeenadu etc.
Nitin holds a PGDM in Analytical Finance and Leadership from Indian School of Business (ISB) and also holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Northern Illinois University (NIU), Illinois.
Subramanya SV
Co-Founder & CEO, Fisdom
Subramanya SV (Subu) is co-founder & CEO at Fisdom, a leading wealthtech platform, incorporated in 2015. Previously, Subu was a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, leading firm's technology investments in India, where he was on boards of companies such as Snapdeal, TaxiForSure, and BharatMatrimony to name a few. He has close to a decade of work experience in the venture capital space.
Subu holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mysore University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
Panagiotis Kriaris
Head of BD, Unzer Group
Panagiotis has spent his career in the borderline between business and technology with a leadership background that combines Financial Services & Banking with Payments, E-commerce and Digital Projects.
Panagiotis brings senior expertise across Financial Services, Banking & Payments having worked in the Retail, SME and Corporate segments. He enjoys working in an international environment and has worked extensively across Europe.
Innovation, Digitization, Customer Experience, Fintechs & Partnerships have been at the center of his work and attention over the last years.
Title: Head of Business Development, Unzer
Shwaitang Singh
Partner at McKinsey & Company
Shwaitang Singh, is a Partner, at McKinsey’s Mumbai office. He has extensive experience in serving financial services institutions in India and South-East Asia, on digital strategy, digital business builds, product development and large scale digital transformation related topics. Working at the intersection of business and technology, he has helped several large banks, non-banks and payment companies build robust digital platforms and deliver seamless technology-first experiences for their customers.
Lizzie Chapman
CEO & Co-Founder, ZestMoney
Lizzie Chapman is the CEO & Co-Founder of ZestMoney, the largest and fastest-growing consumer lending fintech company in India. ZestMoney uses mobile technology, digital banking and AI to make life more affordable for millions of Indian consumers.
Lizzie has been consistently driving the adoption of digital finance and championing the concept of "cardless credit". She envisions a future where India has a fully digital economy and every Indian has access to transparent financial services and affordable credit. ZestMoney’s work to make digital finance accessible led to their selection as a 2020 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
Before co-founding ZestMoney, Lizzie worked with Goldman Sachs in London and Wellcome Trust as an Investment Manager. In 2011, she moved from the United Kingdom to India to set-up and spearhead India operations for Wonga. In 2013, she joined DBS Bank and lead the launch of ‘Digibank’, India’s first mobile-app only bank at the time. Lizzie is also a founding member of the Digital Lending Association of India and serves on its Executive Committee.
Gaurav Jalan
Founder and CEO of mPokket
Gaurav Jalan is the Founder and CEO of mPokket, a one-of-its-kind digital lending platform for college students and young professionals. A fintech, management, and value investing enthusiast, Gaurav has been leveraging technology, analytics, and his rich professional experience to supplement cost-effective delivery of credit to those segments of the population that are often disregarded by traditional financial institutions, through mPokket. As the Founder and CEO, he is responsible both for providing strategic direction as well as overseeing the on-ground execution of the company’s strategies.
Annurag Batra
Chairman & Editor-In-Chief
BW Businessworld & exchange4media
One of the youngest Media Moghul from India Dr. Annurag Batra is a serial Entrepreneur and a mentor to many successful entrepreneurs Dr. Annurag Batra a man of many talents and someone who adorns many hats Dr. Annurag Batra entrepreneur, an author, an angel investor and a TV show host and the founder of the iconic exchange4media group and Chairman BW Businessworld group
Dr. Annurag Batra believes if you make your hobby your profession, you don’t have to work and life is a blessing.
……THANK YOU…..

Agenda Theme

  • 12 Feb | Day 1
  • 13 Feb | Day 2

India & its digital stack including JAM trinity

Challenges to move Brick & Mortar To Brick & Click
(Integrating Indian Businesses Into FinTech Ecosystem + Understanding Migration Challenges For Organizations From Traditional To digital finance)

FinTech Integration with the Regulations & Compliance.

Future Of FinTech In Creating Digitally regularized Market Space

Opportunities For Tech Organization In FinTech Ecosystem

Latest Disruption And Innovation In FinTech World

Indian Consumer Insights Around Digital Finance

Indian BFSI 2025 - sky gazing ...

Latest Disruption And Innovation In FinTech World

Indian Consumer insights around digital finance

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