Ritesh is globally recognised among the top 10 Fintech Fintech and Payments leaders, Entrepreneurial Technology Leader, Board Advisor, startup founder and PhD in Payments Innovation, Open Banking and Financial Inclusion. He is a fellow and expert at Digital Euro Association, Global Blockchain Association. Ritesh has two decades of global experience in Digital Technology, Business Transformation and Operations and has been at the forefront of the payments and banking industry, led the future of VISA payments, introduced Apple Pay in Europe / UK, and is a recognised advocate of Financial Inclusion, Diversity & Inclusion. He has led the transformation across many global organisations, notably HSBC, Maersk, Visa etc.
Recently He was leading HSBC as COO Digital, where he led the bank of the future strategy; after leaving HSBC, Ritesh co-founded Infynit, a fintech to disrupt the credit market in the UK & Europe. Ritesh is an advisor and visiting lecturer to leading business schools and universities, apart from being a keynote speaker, published author, mentor and advisor to Harvard Business Review, MIT, Oxford, Hult, IIT Kanpur (India) incubation centres, Board Advisor and founding member of Fintech Centre at the University of London, Advisor to the Parliamentary Digital Service in the UK, and portfolio of fintechs and startups in Europe and Asia, including Y Combinator. Ritesh has mentored and built India's one of the top10 wealth advisory. 2nd largest fantasy gaming company - got acquired in 2020, a mobile-first onboarding and assistance platform Leap.io acquired by Whatfix, Bharatx - a VC Backed early-stage FinTech startup that uses technology to empower the Indian Middle Class with credit, financepeer - school education finance, Basic Home Loan- India's first automated platform for secured lending to name a few.
He is also a G20 GPFI (Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion) member advisor. Fellow at the Center for Innovation at Public Policy, advising on public policies related to emerging tech and financial services, including Open Network for Digital Commerce, Central Bank Digital Currency, Data Privacy and Metaverse. Ritesh is an expert on open banking and a trusted advisor to payment regulatory and government bodies, the big four consulting firms, VCs & PEs for investments and disinvestments. He has recently advised major payments programs globally, such as UPI, P27, and Fednow in the US.