Au Financiers, asset finance company, has appointed Sharad Vishvanath as Group Head and Chief of Digital Banking, Analytics, and HR.
He will be responsible for scaling up of digital, analytics and HR backbone of small finance bank business and delivering banking services through alternate digital channels across asset and liability products.
Sharad has deep expertise in helping organizations through transformation journeys and is an industry expert in Banking & Financial Services. Prior to this, Sharad has worked as the Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (AMEA) of the Strategic Advisory Practice for Aon, a global risk & consulting major, where he was responsible for driving the practice’s regional portfolio.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, Managing director, Au Financiers, said, “We are extremely excited to welcome Sharad to Au Financiers. We are confident that in this new position, Sharad will help us shape the SFB as a prominent player in the financial industry that is in the midst of a massive digital and people shift.”
This appointment is done with the focus on building a digital & analytics based franchise for launching the “Au Small Finance Bank”
Sharad Vishvanath shares his viewpoint on his appointment. He says, “I am very excited to be joining Au Financiers which has impressed me at many levels with its organizational passion, larger purpose to serve the underserved, enabling economic activity at the grassroots with its amazing execution focus and truly living the customer focus mantra. In the new digital age that we now live in, I firmly believe, customers don’t buy products, they buy experiences. Employing a holistic & synergistic approach to Digital banking, Analytics and HR will be critical to reimagining this experience and the way we deliver customer & employee value”.
Sharad is an MBA from the Wharton School, USA and has an engineering degree from IIT Roorkee. With a global career spanning 20 years, Sharad has worked in multiple geographies across the globe including the US, Middle East & Asia Pac.
Au Financiers (India) limited is a significant, retail focused non-banking finance company which is essentially serving low and middle-income individuals and businesses that have limited or no access to formal banking and finance channels.