Sanjay Sharma holds an MSc in Physics with specialisation in electronics. He has over 22 years of experience in Technology in the Banking Sector. In his current role as Head - Technology, Innovation & Customer Fulfilment at RBL Bank, Sanjay drives the Technology, Innovation & Customer Fulfilment initiatives for the Bank. He is responsible for developing technology strategy and IT vision in accordance with business strategy of the bank by driving innovation across channels and products.
Prior to joining RBL Bank, Sanjay has held senior leadership positions in Technology and Operations at IDBI group. He was Managing Director and CEO of IDBI Intech, a technology company operating in the BFSI sector, having clients in domestic and overseas markets. He led the growth of IDBI Intech from a captive subsidiary to a niche Technology Company, providing an array of services to these clients.
Ken joined Huawei Technologies Ltd. in early 2015 as Director of Data Center Solutions.
Before joining Huawei, Ken has been working as Manager of Professional Services and Solution Architect in VMware Greater China, focusing on customer segments like FSI, Telco and Global Enterprises.
He has 20+ years in IT solutions sales and architecture specialized in areas like Software Defined Data Center (SDDC); server, storage virtualization and cloud management.
Ken was graduated with MBA in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and B.A.Sc in the University of Toronto.
With over 20 years of experience across the BFSI IT, Anup is business focussed and result oriented banking technology professional. He has rich techno-commercial experience – an excellent grasp of technology and commercial backed by vendor management skills. He has diverse experience with emphasis on key Leadership, Financials, Service Delivery, Portfolio & Program Management, Risk & Controls, Vendor Management and Waste Cutting.
At YES Bank, Anup leads the mission critical role of spearheading Technology initiatives. As Chief Information Officer, he drive's innovation and developing an IT strategy in accordance with the Business Strategy of the Bank to provide edge to his business in market. Innovative Technology forms one of the critical differentiating pillars at YES Bank in transforming the bank into finest LARGE Bank by 2020.
Prior to YES Bank, Anup worked with RBL Bank as Head – Information Technology responsible for building agile, robust, scalable and resilient technology platform & process to grow bank's geographic presence and product ranges and to transform the bank as one of India's Best Emerging Bank
Rajesh Kumar is Chief General Manager (Digital & eCommerce) at State Bank of India. He joined the Bank as Probationary Officer in 1985 and has worked in Retail Banking, Forex, Credit and IT. He had couple of assignments abroad and was CEO at SBI, Frankfurt Germany. He has spent more than half of his career in IT, as developer, handled various IT operations assignments and was General Manager (Technology Planning & applications Development), handling core banking, mobile and internet banking, ATM, IT networking, Loan Origination systems and various other applications. He is currently handling Bank's digital initiatives.
Dr. N Rajendran is the Chief Technology Officer in National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). In this role, he is responsible for the entire Technology Payments Systems- including payment Application's operations, projects, infrastructure architecture, data centre management, IT security and implementing key strategic initiatives. Spearheading the, Dr. Rajendran has been responsible for perfecting NPCI's system, processes and controls that essentially require quality standardization to support the goal of the company that is- 'Touching every Indian by 2020.'
After receiving National Financial Switch (NFS) from IDRBT in 2009, Dr. Rajendran played responsible role in carrying out the overall functioning and developed it with utmost care. He efficiently led the transformation from INFINET application to NPCINet, which has now robust architecture and supports over 100 member banks with more than Two lakhs and above ATMs and about 100 lakh plus transactions per day, collectively.
He is credited as one of the key founders of National Financial Switch (NFS) and played crucial role in architecting and establishing NPCI's biggest Payment network- NPCINet. Under his leadership, NPCI has been able to achieve some of the technology benchmarks including – PCI DSS certification project, Data Centre establishment & Data Centre migration, building payment platform for NFS, CTS, RuPay, ACH, APBS, IMPS , AEPS and UPI. Actively involved in creating digital payment systems, product initiatives including Unified Payment Interface (UPI).
With having over 22 years of technology experience, mostly into payment system, Dr. Rajendran has managed key portfolios mainly into- designing, implementing and operations at some of the biggest financial networks in the country- Indian Financial Network(INFINET), NFS and NPCINET, which include ATMs, POS, Payment Gateway, Payment Switch, Network Security, Network & System Administration, Infrastructure Development, Information Security Management, and consulting experience with large banks.
He has earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Bharathidasan University, Trichy, after completing MCA and B.Sc in Applied Physics. He has been a member of working group on 'Network and Security Standard for e-governance', and worked as a co-investigator for the R & D project- 'Protocol and Security Frameworks for Mobile Payments', under Ministry of Information Technology.
Dr. A. S. Ramasastri is the Director of IDRBT, an institute established by Reserve Bank of India for Research and Development in Banking Technology.
Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Ramasastri was the Chief General Manager-in-charge of Department of Information Technology at Reserve Bank of India. In the RBI, he has spearheaded many important projects including the implementation of the Next Generation RTGS, adoption of international standards like XBRL and ISO 20022, conceptualizing and guiding of banks on Automated Data, and preparation of IT Vision of RBI for 2011-17. His initiatives of XBRL and ADF have been globally recognized and has received "Award of Excellence" from XBRL International.
Dr. Ramasastri authored two books titled 'Quantitative Methods for Valuation of Assets' and 'Quantitative Methods for Banking and Finance'. The former has been published in Chinese too. He has to his credit several articles on Finance, Banking and IT in eminent journals and newspapers.
He has guided the Bank of Mauritius, Bank of Malaysia and Bank of Uganda on implementation of Data Warehouse, XBRL, etc., and delivered talks on standards and technology for data reporting at the International Monetary Fund and Bank of International Settlements.
Shri Arun Tiwari is the Chairman and Managing Director of Union Bank of India since December 26th, 2013.
A postgraduate in Chemistry, Shri Tiwari has extensive knowledge in areas as diverse as banking & finance and computer programming. Shri Tiwari, a voracious reader and continuous learner, has undergone training at prestigious institutions, like Arthur D'Little, Boston, USA, Kellog School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, NIBM, Pune, etc. Shri Tiwari did a study assignment in USA and Europe for export oriented Small Scale Industries in India under aegis of World Bank.
Shri Arun Tiwari started career as a Probationary Officer in Bank of Baroda, where he worked in almost all key segments of Banking, in various capacities – at Branches, Zonal Office, and at Corporate Office as General Manager – MSME & Wealth Management, Whole Sale Banking. His tenure in the Bank spanned various geographies of the country and overseas centres at Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, as Chief Executive of the respective territories. Shri Tiwari also headed Greater Mumbai Zone of Bank of Baroda, in the rank of General Manager.
Before joining Union Bank of India, Shri Tiwari was Executive Director in Allahabad Bank from June 18th, 2012 and handled the portfolios of Credit, Credit Monitoring, HR, IT, Risk Management, Finance & Accounts, Vigilance, Branch Expansion & Support Services. He has also served as Director on the Board of All Bank Finance Ltd.
A.P. Hota, Managing Director & CEO of National Payments Corporation of India since February 2009 was a career central banker for 27 years. A significant part of his career has been in the area of design and implementation of Payment systems in India.
During last three decades, he has played a key role in implementation of MICR technology in Cheque Clearing, Electronic Funds Transfer, Automated Clearing House and Cheque Truncation System in India. His research document titled "RTGS System in USA - Lessons for India" as a part of IIB Diamond Jubilee Overseas Fellowship in 1997, was the starting point of RTGS design and implementation in India. Mr. Hota had headed the Department of Payment and Settlement Systems in Reserve Bank from March 2005 to July 2008 during which the 'Payment and Settlement Systems Act' was legislated, NEFT was introduced and there was rapid expansion in the access and usage of electronic payment systems. He also played a key role in widening the use of electronic payments in India.
Mr. Rajesh Shet is a graduate in B.E. Electronics and Communication from Karnataka University. Having had 16 years of experience in the IT services industry, he joined Manipal Group in 2005 and has played a key role in setting up of MCT Cards and Technology Pvt. Ltd in 2009, which is currently the largest banking card service provider in the country. In his current role since 2013, he is responsible for leading the business for Manipal Technologies Ltd. in BFSI industry segment.
Rajesh Mirjankar is the Managing Director & CEO of Infrasoft Technologies. Prior to taking up the dual role, Rajesh was the CEO since 2010. Earlier, as the President – UK & Europe operations of the company, Rajesh spearheaded the company's growth & visibility in the region. Rajesh has very strong customer relationship skills, a collaborative management style and ability to develop innovative technology solutions – an ideal mix to take InfrasoftTech to the next level of growth.
A career spanning over 24 years, dedicated to banking technology with a unique blend of business & Technology competence in equal measure, Rajesh, has been instrumental in building and scaling the Wealth Management, Digital Channel Strategies and Anti Money Laundering product initiatives at InfrasoftTech.
Mr. Vikas is an MBA from IIM Bangalore, with 12+ years of experience in General Management roles in diverse industries. He has worked with the countries largest Bank in challenging assignments in India and abroad. He is currently Leading the New Businesses for the Company in the Payments and Education space as part of the long term strategy.
Anand Sinha joined the Reserve Bank of India in July 1976 and rose to become Deputy Governor in January 2011. He was Adviser in RBI up to April 2014 after demitting the office of Deputy Governor in RBI on 18th January 2014. As Deputy Governor, he was in-charge of regulation of commercial banks, Non-Banking Financial Companies, Urban Cooperative Banks and InformationTechnology, among others. He has been closely associated with the banking sector reforms in India. He has represented the Reserve Bank of India in various Committees/Groups of BIS such as Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), Policy Development Group (PDG), Macro Prudential Supervision Group (MPG), Macro Variable Task Force (MVTF) and Committee on Global Financial Systems (CGFS). He represented India on the G20 Working Group on Enhancing Sound Regulation & Strengthening Transparency. He was the Chairman, Governing Council of the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), a research and development institution on financial sector technology, set up by the Reserve Bank of India. He was also a member on the Board of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
Mr. Sinha was RBI's nominee director on the boards of Dena Bank, Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank, Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation, and Export Credit and Guarantee Corporation at different phases of his career.
Mr. Sinha holds Masters Degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi.
Kiran has over 11 years of work experience in the banking platforms industry with expertise across the payments line of business. He has worked with banks across UK, Europe, US, India in this domain. Kiran is a specialist in areas such as SWIFT, SEPA, Target2, ACH, RTGS, FPS. As Lead Product Manager he is responsible for evolving the payments strategy for Finacle Payments Solution, and implementing the same in the product. He is also part of evangelizing the strategy across stake holder groups internally and externally. Kiran has worked with banks across the globe in evolving and implementing their payments transformation journey. His areas of expertise include. Previously, as part an esteemed bank, he has worked in various roles around the payments and remittance of business lines.
He leads the Payments practice at Ernst & Young LLP and has worked across the payments industry in in areas such as strategy, business transformation, implementation, analytics and product developments. He has deep expertise in cards, prepaid, mobile and online payments, payments information products and loyalty.
Prior to joining EY, he was the Director of Small Business cards at Visa Inc. in San Francisco. Before joining Visa, he led the Emerging Payments business for Discover Financial Services.
Dheeraj has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and Bachelors in Economics from University of Delhi.
Saiprasad Nabar joined NPCI as Head- NFS Applications & Switching Technology effective 7th October 2011. Saiprasad brings with him 16 years of experience in IT domain. In his last assignment he was associated with Dena Bank. He has been associated with Unit Trust of India Technologies Services Ltd. & Piramal Technology Systems in his previous assignments. He holds B.E (Electronics) & Master Degree in Human Resource Development Management from Mumbai University.