Suresh Sethi, Founder CEO & MD, India Post Payments Bank
Suresh has over three decades of diversified global experience in the financial services industry. In his last role as the Founder CEO & MD of India Post Payments Bank, he is credited with creating the largest inter-operable banking infrastructure for public good at scale. With over 190,000 Postal employees providing Doorstep Banking Services to customers of ANY BANK, India Post Payments Bank has scaled up the rural banking network by almost 2.5 times across India. This assisted last mile network, built on the pillars of Aadhaar and India Stack, can potentially bring customers, who do not even possess a mobile phone, into the fold of formal financial economy by the simple use of their fingerprints.
Prior to India Post Payments Bank, he has worked with some of the world’s and India’s leading financial services companies such as Citigroup, YES Bank and Vodafone M-Pesa across India, Kenya, UK, Argentina and US. He has held senior CXO and Managing Director level positions at Regional & Global levels across Business Strategy, Product Development, Sales & Client Management and Operations. Suresh has been a key industry spokesperson and is closely engaged with the government and regulatory institutions in policy formulation in a rapidly evolving industry. He has extensively worked in the financial inclusion space leveraging fintech and digital led innovation to make a difference.
For his contribution to the financial services sector, Suresh has been recognized by the ASIAN BANKER and is a part of THE ASIAN BANKER’s “LIST OF LEADING PRACTITIONERS”. He was also recognized as the CEO of the Year (India Post Payments Bank) at the India Banking Summit & Awards, 2019.
Suresh is a B.E. from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, Delhi.