Anju Patwardhan is Managing Partner at CreditEase Fintech VC Fund. Prior to this, Anju worked in banking for over two decades with Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in global and regional leadership roles.
Anju is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) fintech steering committee, Fintech Faculty at Singularity University, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance. She serves on several international boards including the Gulf International Bank (Saudi Arabia), University of the Future (India), OCBC Bank’s Digital Advisory Council (Singapore), board nominee of the PIF (Saudi Arabia), and various fintech companies in the US/UK.
She was a 2016 Fulbright Fellow & Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, and Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow at Stanford in 2017 and 2018. While at Stanford, she published papers on the use of technology to support financial inclusion and also collaborated on launching a fintech course for the MBA students.
She was also on the advisory board of the Government of Estonia’s e-Residency program. She was also an Innovation Fellow at the National University of Singapore, and Fintech Industry expert at UC Berkeley.
She is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Management and has additional qualifications in board directorship, risk management and art appreciation.