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Advisory Board

 

Bahram N. Vakil – FOUNDER AND SENIOR PARTNER of AZB & Partners

One of the founding partners of AZB & Partners, Bahram N. Vakil is amongst India’s foremost infrastructure and project finance attorneys. Bahram is one of the few infrastructure lawyers in the country who has been involved in five of the eight fast track power projects and has been acknowledged as a leading project finance lawyer by most international publications for over a decade.The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business mentions that Bahram Vakil is a gregarious and hard headed lawyer according to clients who value his “smart, reliable and practical advice”. His finesse in negotiations is especially singled out. “He adds value in negotiations, ensuring both parties see the other’s point of view” states Chambers Global. He has a LLM from the Columbia University, and is a member of the New York State Bar.

 

Banesh Prabhu – Chairman & Global CEO of aurionPro Solutions

Banesh is a fintech services veteran and pioneer in Technology & Operations solutions management. He has developed & implemented globally unique strategies including next generation digital capabilities for servicing clients. He has managed senior global responsibilities in Operations, Distribution, Divestures, Integration, digital services and a diverse range of technology for over 30 years; for 23 of these he was in Citibank as Global Head – servicing 80m clients in 55+ international markets whilst managing over $3B in expenses and 35K+ FTE. During these years, he pioneered creation of multiple global hubs and drove digitization services & processes. His entrepreneurial skills have resulted in the formation of many companies both personally and for his employers. By using new technology, scalability and his extensive global experience in the digital and mobile world, he affected improvements in user experience and agility, which were critical for delivering future business needs. At Citigroup he was a senior member of the Global Consumer Planning Group, Global Cards Executive Committee, Global Operations Council and Information Technology Leadership Council for several years. In his last role, he was a member of the Executive Committee and head of O&T for Thailand’s leading banking group – Siam Commercial Bank. He is also an active entrepreneur, acting as a mentor, director and investor for fintech organisations. He has pioneered many digital start-ups for web, mobile & data analytics, leading implementations of innovative capabilities far ahead of their time.

IDC Financial Insights, in CIO ASIA 2014, named him as one of Asia’s top information executives in the financial services industry.

He now spends his time as an Investor, Director, Advisor and Consultant in fintech/ BFSI. He is a Senior Advisor with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Chief Strategy Advisor for Intellect Design Arena Limited a listed technology Product Company.