Anju Patwardhan is a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University where her research is focused on fintech and use of technology to support financial inclusion. She is also a Partner with CreditEase China for its Fintech Fund and Fund of Funds.
Anju is a globally recognized and awarded Fintech thought leader and influencer. She is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Blockchain and on various WEF steering committees including "Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services”. She has been a speaker on Fintech and Financial Inclusion at the United Nations, Asian Development Bank, WEF, SF Federal Reserve, nationally televised panel discussions in Singapore and China etc.
She is also a FinTech Industry Expert at UC Berkeley (SCET) and on the advisory board of Government of Estonia’s e-Residency program. She is an Innovation Fellow with NUS Enterprise and a Distinguished Fellow of Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance.
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. He last role at SCB was as Global Chief Innovation Officer.
Anju is an alumnus of the IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore, and holds further professional qualifications in risk management, board directorship and art appreciation. She is a citizen of Singapore and currently lives in San Francisco.