Birendra Agarwal

Birendra is an entrepreneurial banking and financial services technology executive with work experience in US, UK and India. His expertise spans Capital Markets (FX / Fixed Income), Retail and Commercial Banking,Transaction Banking and Wealth Management with a particular focus on Digital and FinTech.

He has recently returned to his Consultancy practice : Envision provides strategic advisory services to FinTech firms and financial institutions alongside supporting execution and delivery of large digital transformation programmes. Birendra is open to NED / Independent Director roles at Banking and Financial Services institutions and Technology companies. He presently serves as an advisory board member for a few Fintechs.

Birendra joined Citi at Salomon Brothers in NY in 1994 and progressed through various business facing roles in New York and London before leaving Citi in August 2008, last position being in London as CIO for Global Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities. After spending 3 years as CIO for Nomura’s India based strategic delivery centre servicing the Global Markets (Wholesale) business, he returned to London and joined Lloyds Bank as CIO for Commercial Banking (Markets and Transaction Banking). At Lloyds he worked closely with the business leadership team on the digital transformation agenda for the Commercial Bank.

Birendra is passionate about Fintech and is a Mentor at Level39 and advisor to many startups. He served as Chair of the REACH (Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage) network at Lloyds. He is a keen Cricket fan and has served on the Audit Committee for the International Cricket Council from 2008-2012.