Udayan is a keen proponent of technology driven reformation in banking and financial services and has exceptional domain expertise in this space. He is the coFounder and co-Managing Partner of Apis Partners LLP, which manages Apis Growth Fund I – a $250m private equity fund focused on investing in financial services companies in Africa and South Asia. He is also a Founding Partner at Anthemis Group and is a prolific investor, having made seed investments in (Bank)Simple, Azimo, Ininal, IOCS, Huddlebuy and Earthport. He serves as a Board Director with Moven and Zyfin and also advises several digital financial startups, including those in the Anthemis Group portfolio. He has led a number of innovation projects including, most recently, Zapp, a UK mobile payments system sponsored by Vocalink. Udayan is a much sought after commentator on digital finance and curates the very popular “Future of Money” annual session at Innotribe, SIBOS, where he also serves as a member of the board.
He was formerly the Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Technology Advisory at Deutsche Bank AG in the Global Financial Institutions Group based in London. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Udayan had specific responsibility for developing the pan-European specialty finance practice of Credit Suisse with a focus on financial technology. Udayan graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with an MA (NatSci Tripos).