Sanjay Uppal

Founder & CEO

Sanjay Uppal is the Founder & CEO of Singapore-based AI-envisioned fintech, Finbots.AI. Founded in 2017, the firm was recognised among ‘Top 10 FinTechs in Singapore’ at the MAS Fintech Awards 2020 which was announced during SFF x SWITCH 2020.

Finbots.AI’s vision is to “Transform Financial Services with AI”. The firm’s founders bring together their extensive global experience in financial services & leading technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and advanced analytics to develop innovative solutions that overcome complex challenges facing Financial Institutions (FIs) globally.

He brings over 25 years of experience in financial services working with leading global and regional banks in leadership and board roles, driving transformational growth and turnaround. Sanjay’s banking career includes key roles such as: Group Chief Financial Officer – EmiratesNBD (UAE), Group CFO – Hong Leong Bank (Malaysia), CFO in Taiwan, Philippines & UAE at Standard Chartered Bank, and Global Head of Strategy – Wealth Management, Standard Chartered. Sanjay is also the Founder & CEO of StraitsBridge, a Singapore-based specialist consulting firm bringing leading edge services to financial institutions across Asia, Middle East & Africa.

Established in 2010, the firm counts leading global & regional financial institutions among its clients and has offices in Dubai & Hyderabad. In November 2019, Sanjay was recognised by the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) for “Entrepreneurial Excellence & Outstanding Leadership”. Sanjay has a degree in Management from the esteemed Indian Institute of Management (IIM, Bangalore) and an Engineering degree from BITS Pilani, India.