Anju Patwardhan
Managing DirectorCreditEase Fintech Fund and Fund of Funds
Anju Patwardhan is Managing Director at CreditEase for its global Fintech Investment Fund and Fund of Funds of USD 1 billion. CreditEase, established in 2006, is a leading Fintech company in China, specializing in Wealth Management, Asset Management, and Marketplace Lending.

Anju has over 25 years of banking experience with Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in global and regional leadership roles. She has held senior positions including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Digital Banking Head, and her last role at SCB was as the Global Chief Innovation Officer. She was a member of SCB’s global executive leadership team, member of its Global Technology & Operations Management Group, and member of the Global Risk Management Group.

Anju was a 2016 Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Scholar from ASEAN at Stanford University and her work was focused on the use of technology to support financial inclusion. She was also a Fellow at Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) in 2017 and 2018.

She is a member of the World Economic Forum steering committee on Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance (Risk Management), the highest financial services industry accolade in Singapore. She was also on the advisory board of Government of Estonia’s e-Residency program and has served as FinTech Industry Expert at UC Berkeley (SCET).

She is a globally recognized and awarded Fintech thought leader and influencer. She has spoken on fintech and financial inclusion at the World Economic Forum (WEF), G20 SME Finance Forum, Asian Development Bank, Milken Global Conference, SF Federal Reserve and at other global events. She is an experienced board member and has served on boards of banks, fintech companies, and non-profit entities.

She is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management. She also holds further professional qualifications in board directorship, risk management, and art appreciation.

She is a citizen of Singapore and is based in San Francisco.