Ajit Raikar
CEO, Validus

Speaker Profile

With over 30 years’ experience in SME banking, Ajit has held senior management roles across leading financial institutions such as DBS Bank, Citibank, Fullerton Financial Holdings and Bank Danamon. His knowledge and expertise in the field of SME financing spans multi-geography exposure to banking verticals for coverage as well as risk. At Citibank, Ajit pioneered its SME banking concept – building a robust SME franchise from scratch that was replicated across Citibank globally.

A regular speaker at events and conferences, Ajit often shares his views and insights on Fintech and SME Lending, and has been published in the media including Channel NewsAsia, MONEYFM 89.3, and The Edge Singapore.

Ajit holds an Accountancy & Auditing degree certification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, in India and graduated with a degree in Commerce (Honours) Accountancy) from Mumbai University.

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