Santanu is a banking and payments industry professional with over 25 years expertise in Asia Pacific Central Europe Middle East and Africa (APCEMEA) markets. He has worked in diverse business and functional roles, covering General Management, Retail Banking, Emerging payments and technologies, Strategic & Solutions Sales, Product and Risk Management.
He currently works at Janalakshmi Financial Services (JFS) an Indian microfinance company serving the urban poor. He started his career in the financial services industry with ANZ Grindlays / Standard Chartered Bank where he held positions of increasing responsibility for over 15 years mainly in the consumer and business (SME) banking divisions.
Santanu joined Visa in 2001 as the Country Manager & Managing Director for India and South Asia. In 2009, he moved to Singapore to take on an expanded regional role in Emerging Products and Innovations Group with responsibility for mobile, e-Commerce, proximity and personal payments solutions. Santanu is a qualified Chartered Accountant.