former COO, CTO, Global Head of Digital Technology, HSBC
Ritesh is a Thought Leader, tech enthusiast, IT executive & Board Advisor with an entrepreneurial background, having 2 decades of global experience in Digital Technology, Business Transformation, and Operations in various roles with fortune 500 companies, HSBC, VISA, Maersk to name a few. Ritesh led milestone changes in Financial Services, Fin-tech, Shipping, Telecom, and Government. He led the future of payments for VISA and won a CEO award for Delivering Apple Pay & Tokenisation. He Built & Led the Digital Centre of Excellence at Maersk and led the recovery from the biggest cyber incident in industry. Ritesh is leading Strategic Digital and technology initiatives at HSBC to build the bank of the future. He provides technical expertise and advice to the Parliamentary Digital Service in the UK, National Payment Council of India, and other fintech & startups in Europe & Asia. He is an advisor for Open banking, payment regulators and Government (Women empowerment, child rights protection & education in India) bodies, and an advisor to Harvard Business Review (HBR).