Co-founder & CEO
Shripad Keni is the Co-Founder & CTO of Singapore-based AI-envisioned fintech, Finbots.AI. Founded in 2017, the firm was recognized 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.
Shripad brings over 25 years of experience in financial services working with leading global and regional banks in various leadership roles in Technology, Finance & Risk organizations. He has created several enterprise information management organizational capabilities driving and enabling transformational revenue growth and improving cost efficiencies. Shripad’s banking career includes key roles such as: Group Head BI, Finance Systems & Shared Services – EmiratesNBD (UAE), Asia Pacific Lead for ERP for Banking in SAP, Global Head of MIS & Data warehousing (WCS) for ABN Amro Bank in Amsterdam and Head of Finance Transformation (SEA) in Singapore. He has also held roles in Technology leadership for American Express Bank and Bank International Indonesia.
Shripad was also the Co-Founder & Regional Head of Middle East & Africa based out of Dubai for 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.
Shripad has a master’s degree in technology management from the esteemed Nanyang Business School (NTU, Singapore) and a Business Leadership diploma from Duke University. He also holds several certifications from PMI (US), Prince2 (UK) and post graduate degrees in Computer Engineering and Physics.