Pankaj Thakkar

Managing Partner

Seasoned Corporate Banker, Networker, Fundraiser, Explorer, Risk taker!

Pankaj started his career with ING Vysya Bank as Senior Management Trainee in 2001 and worked extensively on Credit assessment of large local corporates.

He then joined Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in 2005 as Relationship Manager in Global Subsidiaries segment. In 2008, he was posted in SCB Tokyo, Japan to spearhead India Desk in Japan. During his tenure in Tokyo from 2008 to 2012, he helped Japanese companies set up their shop in India and got several business mandates for the bank. In 2012, Pankaj returned to India to manage Global Subsidiaries business for Southern India based out of Bangalore.  He has advised lot of MNCs on fund raising, capital structuring, cash management, foreign exchange risk as well as regulatory aspects of doing business in India. He worked in SCB till April 2019 and now freelancer in the space of Fintech / NBFC start up ecosystem. He brings vast experience of dealing with corporate connects at top level, understanding of various industries and deep knowledge of Financial institutions.

Pankaj is Textile Engineer with MBA (Finance) from Tolani Institute of Management Studies, Gujarat. He is married with two kids (son and daughter). In free time, he loves to spend time with his family and friends. He is passionate about Reading, Yoga, Poker, Badminton and Social welfare!

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