Over two billion adults in the world (38% of all adults) are unbanked. Several more are underbanked and may have basic accounts but do not have access to credit or insurance services and not ‘financially healthy’. Anju will share her insights on the financially underserved (unbanked and underbanked) in emerging markets and developed world and possible solutions that are emerging in the digital age to help the financially underserved, in a commercially viable manner.
Anju Patwardhan is a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University where her research is focused on Fintech and specifically on use of technology to support financial inclusion. Anju was in banking until July 2016 and has over 25 years of experience with Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in global leadership roles across Asia, Africa and the Middle East covering over 70 countries. She was a member of SCB’s global leadership team, global risk management group and global technology & operations management group. She has been a speaker on Fintech and Financial Inclusion at the United Nations, Asian Development Bank, World Economic Forum, SF Federal Reserve, nationally televised panel discussions in Singapore and China etc. Anju is currently a Partner with Credit Ease China for its Fintech Fund and Fund of Funds, a member of the Investment Committee. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Blockchain and on the WEF steering committees for “Internet for All” and “Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services.” She is an alumnus of the IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore and moved from Singapore to the Bay Area in August 2016.
4:15pm: Doors open
4:30pm-5:30pm: Talk and Discussion