Tech Entrepreneur & CXO Advisor Former President & Chief Digital Officer - Kotak Mahindra Bank

Deepak Sharma works towards building future of financial service by creating digital platforms to serve billion users and building world class financial service platforms out of India. Currently he is involved in helping Jio Financial Service (JFS) & Blackrock build digital product, platform & distribution capability. Deepak also works as CEO/Board Advisor on Digital led growth strategy. He is a member of Customer Advisory Board of Airtel. He is an investor & mentor to early-stage ventures.

As President & Chief Digital Officer at Kotak, he was leading digital strategy & scaling digital capabilities at Kotak for over a decade. This included driving digital channels,payments, transformation, business model innovation and future-ready initiatives of the bank. Deepak was also involved in setting up Innovation Lab, Design Studio, Development Centre and the start-up ecosystem programs for the bank. Under hisleadership, Kotak had launched several innovative and global-first products such as 811 Digital Bank, Hashtag Banking, Wealth tech platform-Cherry. He had also set up two highly profitable business for Kotak- Non-Resident Global Indian business & Affluent Banking.

Deepak actively works with big techs, VCs, start-ups, policy makers & the global fintech community to bring best-in-class products and solutions in the financialservice space. He focusses on confluence of deeptech, consumer insights, market trends and regulation to build scalable platform led business model. Deepak has worked across various international markets and brings a global perspective to business. During early part of his career, he was involved in setting new business with Standard Chartered Bank & Telecom majors Hutchison.

Deepak has completed an advanced programme in Strategy from IIM Calcutta, Technology Leadership Program from MIT and Stanford LEAD Certificate in Corporate Innovation.