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Helmut Schleweishttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Helmut Schleweis.jpgHelmut SchleweisHelmut Schleweis is President of the German Savings Banks Association. In that role, Schleweis heads the umbrella organisation of the Savings Banks Finance Group (Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe in German), Germany's largest and leading financial network. Before leading DSGV on 1 January 2018 for a six-year term, the 63-year-old Schleweis was since 2010 Federal Chairman of the German Savings Banks (Deutscher Sparkassen in German) and 3rd Vice-President of the DSGV. In this capacity, he represented the interests of savings banks in many institutions of the Savings Banks Finance Group, in particular in the group's associated companies. In 2002, he was appointed Chairman of their management board. He became President of the European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) in June 2018. DSGV ​​President
Badal Malickhttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Badal Malick.jpgBadal MalickBadal Malick is the Principal Innovation Officer at Catalyst, an innovation platform focused on 'digital finance for the underserved,' which works with Governments and industry players in an Action Lab format. Trained in physics and economics, Badal is passionate about disruptive innovation and large-scale change. Badal has a deep industry background in financial services, digital payments and online commerce. He helped found Catalyst, and has been instrumental in setting up the program, its strategy and its flagship Digital Payment Lab in Jaipur. Previously, he was a Vice President at Snapdeal where he built an Omnichannel business from ground up; a Group Product Head at Intuit’s Quickbooks business unit where he crafted new FinTech products; an Engagement Manager at McKinsey’s financial services and payments practice where he advised Fortune 50 companies on innovation strategies; and an Economist at the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program where he led a ground breaking a new initiative focused on public accountability in urban service delivery. He has an MBA from the Yale School of Management. CatalystPrincipal Innovation Officer
David Panettahttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/David Panetta.jpgDavid PanettaDavid is an economist and certified Project Management Professional®, with 14 years of experience in international development management, results measurement and collaborative learning, with a focus on community finance. He has led the development of community-based microfinance initiatives in over 20 countries – in Africa, Asia and Latin America – with a cumulative outreach of over 800,000 members. As Program Director at the SEEP Network, David leads the practice area on Financial Inclusion through Savings Groups. A global learning network of over 100 member organizations working across 160 countries, the SEEP Network is committed to combatting poverty through inclusive financial and market systems. David has a Master’s in Economics from McGill University and is fluent in English, French and Spanish. The SEEP NetworkProgram Director
Debdatta Sahahttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Debdatta Saha.pngDebdatta SahaDebdatta Saha is an economist currently teaching at the Faculty of Economics, South Asian University. Her research interests are in the field of applied game theory, industrial organization and development economics. With prior engagement with the Competition Commission of India, the anti-trust authority for India, she has dealt with issues of competition, access to finance, small business development, innovation, entrepreneurship and sectoral studies for specific industries like food processing. She has recently completed a study on food processing entrepreneurship in Bihar, which was funded by the IGC London. South Asian UniversityAssistant professor
Dinesh Kumar Khara, SBIhttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Dinesh Kumar Khara, SBI.JPGDinesh Kumar Khara, SBIMr. Dinesh Kumar Khara is the Managing Director - Global Banking and Subsidiaries at State Bank of India. He also holds the additional charge of Risk Management of the Bank. As Managing Director-Global Banking and Subsidiaries, he heads Global Markets, Corporate Accounts Group, International Banking Group and Subsidiaries of the Bank. Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara holds Masters in Business Administration from FMS New Delhi and is a post-graduate in Commerce. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). Mr. Khara joined SBI as Probationary Officer in 1984 and has over 34 years of experience in all facets of Commercial banking such as Retail Credit, SME/Corporate Credit, deposit mobilization, international banking operations, branch management, etc. Prior to being appointed as Managing Director of State Bank of India, Mr. Khara was the MD & CEO of SBI Funds Management Pvt. Ltd. (SBIMF). Under his leadership the Company leaped one position up and became the 5th largest Mutual Fund in India by improving its market share to 8.8% from 7%. Prior to that he was Chief General Manager of Bhopal Circle of State Bank of India and was responsible for managing around 1400 branches. He has also handled the portfolio of General Manager -Associates and Subsidiaries department of SBI and has worked closely with the operational and strategy issues of various Non-banking subsidiaries of SBI. He has worked in Bank’s Chicago office and was associated with the overseas acquisition of Indian Ocean International Bank Mauritius (now SBI Mauritius) during his stint in Overseas Expansion wing of International Banking Group.State Bank of India Managing Director (Global Banking and Subsidiaries)
Harsh Kumar Bhanwala NABARDhttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Harsh Kumar Bhanwala NABARD.jpgHarsh Kumar Bhanwala NABARDDr Bhanwala has consistently espoused the cause of enhancing farmers' income through creation of agri & irrigation infrastructure. Under his leadership, NABARD received accreditation as National Implementing Entity by the Adaptation Fund Board & Green Climate Fund (GCF) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Since he became chairman in December 2013, NABARD is carrying out major institutional development initiatives. Over 200 rural co-operative banks (RCBs), that serve the rural masses, have been brought under Core Banking Solution through a cloud based platform, enabling them to mainstream their services on par with commercial banks. 63,000 Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS) affiliated to these banks are to be computerised and integrated with their CBS during next three years, further widening the Financial Inclusion landscape. Under his guidance, digitisation for the world's largest microfinance programme has been initiated i.e. digitization of Self Help Groups (SHGs) aiming to cover eight million SHGs constituting 100 million households across the country. Dr. Bhanwala guides many national level institutions as a member of the Board, such as DICGC, IRMA, BIRD. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)Chairman
Guillaume Lepecqhttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Guillaume Lepecq.jpgGuillaume LepecqGuillaume Lepecq is a globally recognized expert in the subjects of cash and payments. Working primarily as a consultant over the last fifteen years, Guillaume has been appointed as Managing Director of the International Currency Association in October 2017. From 2009 to 2011, Guillaume worked for Brink’s Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) as Vice-President of Money Processing where he was responsible for leading the development efforts for integrated money processing solutions for financial institutions and retailers. Guillaume has specialized particularly in retail transactions, including both cash and electronic payments. He has been advising financial institutions throughout Europe on their payment strategies. He has been involved in a number of wide-scale projects related to European financial integration, such as the euro cash changeover, the migration to EMV cards and the implementation of the Banknote Recycling Framework. Mr. Lepecq is also a published author, who has written a number of publications and reports detailing the role of cash in society and the means by which it flows across the economic landscape including: “Future of Cash - An Asian Perspective”, “Cash Essentials - Beyond Payments”, “The Future of Cash”, “The Future of Smart Payments” and “Managing the Changeover to the Euro”. International Currency Association​Managing Director
Joergen Moellerhttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Joergen Moeller.JPGJoergen MoellerJoergen Oerstroem Moeller is Cand. Polit. (Master of Science, Economics) University of Copenhagen 1968. He joined the Danish diplomatic service February 1st 1968 and rose to the rank of State-Secretary (from 1989 to 1997). From 1997 to 2005 Ambassador to Singapore (2002-2005 Dean of the diplomatic corps) and Brunei Darussalam and from 2002 also Australia and New Zealand, residing in Singapore. In 2005, Mr. Moeller joined ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore as Visiting Senior Fellow and the MFA Diplomatic Academy as Senior Fellow. He is an Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School and Singapore Management University (SMU), member of Global Advisory Council of The World Future Society, Board of Governors ASEF (Asia Europe Foundation), and ASEM Vision Group working from 1998 to 1999. In 2013 he was honoured to be nominated as the 13th Honorary Alumnus of the University of Copenhagen. Over the years Mr. Moeller has taught at a large number of conferences, seminars, and courses. As an economist his teaching has mainly been about international economics, but gradually included other social sciences forming a coherent view of how various sectors of society interact and how individuals (citizens or corporations) act and react. He is mainly known for providing forecasts in a futuristic framework sometimes looking as far ahead as 2050. He is a frequent guest at BBC, Bloomberg News, CNA. Contributions to various websites and newspapers plus economic journals. ISEAS Yusof Ishak institute, Singapore Management UniversityProfessor
P.K. Gupta, SBIhttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/P.K. Gupta, SBI.jpgP.K. Gupta, SBIP.K. Gupta is Managing Director of the bank since November 2015. Currently, he looks after Retail Banking and latest initiatives in Payments & Digital Banking. Prior to this, Mr Gupta was the Managing Director looking after Compliance & Risk in the bank. Mr Gupta joined State Bank of India in 1982. He held a number of important assignments in the bank, in India and abroad, some of whuch are as under: - Managing Director & CEO, SBI Capital Markets Ltd., the merchant banking subsidiary of SBI. Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the bank - Chief General Manager, Bhubaneswar circle looking after the bank's business in the state of Odish - General Manager, Network 1, Guwahati responsible for the bank's business in the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh - Dy Chief Executive Officer of the SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Fund, which is a private equity fund promoted by State Bankn of India along with Macquarie Bank of Australia and IFC, Washington, with a corpus of US dollar 1.2 billion. - Chief Executive Office of the Bahrain Offshore Banking Unit and the regional head for the Middle East and North Africa regions. Mr Gupta was earlier posted at the bank's London office. Mr Gupta is a past Chairman of Forex Exchange Dealers Association of India (FEDAI).State Bank of India Managing Director (Retail & Digital Banking)
Dr Rajiv Kumar - NITI Aayoghttps://www.wsbi-esbg.org/People2/Dr Rajiv Kumar - NITI Aayog.jpgDr Rajiv Kumar - NITI AayogDr. Rajiv Kumar has a wide experience of having worked in government, academia, industry as well as in multinational institutions. A founding director of Pahle India Foundation, Dr. Kumar was a Fellow at CPR and earlier the CEO of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations(ICRIER). He has also been Chief Economist at CII and Secretary General of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry(FICCI). He was a professor at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade(IIFT) and serves as the Chancellor of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. In the government, he was Economic Advisor with Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance and Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices(BICP), Ministry of Industry. He was Principal Economist at Asian Development Bank, Manila where he spent 10 years. Prior to his appointment as Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, he served on many Boards including that of RBI and SBI.NITI AayogVice Chairman