Ajit is a Partner with ConsenSys in the London Office. Prior to ConsenSys, Ajit was a Director in PwC’s fintech and digital banking practice and co-founded PwC’s UK blockchain practice. Ajit has a rich and varied background in risk and regulatory change, capital markets technology, distributed systems, supply chain solutions and telecom protocol engineering. Prior to PwC he served in technology management and innovation roles at Goldman Sachs, Barclays, GE-GXS and Bell Communications Research.
Ajit is a well regarded doer in the fintech and blockchain space and he currently leads the Capital Markets Infrastructure proposition for ConsenSys. In 2017, he was recognised by coindesk as one of the key influencers at large enterprises. He is a featured contributor to Coindesk retrospectives, has spoken at a number of prominent fintech and blockchain conferences in the US, UK, Dubai, India, Japan and Hong Kong and has served as a member of the Bank of England’s fintech community. He’s been featured in the blockchain insider and fintech insider podcasts and he’s been quoted in the Financial Times, the BBC and a range of other publications.
Ajit has served as a startup mentor at techstars for Crowdz and at Startup Bootcamp for a few startups. Ajit’s previous blockchain engagements include high profile financial services clients such as BBVA, Bank of England, Nasdaq, Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Boerse and MUFG and he’s been instrumental in advising regulators, board level executives and innovation labs across the world in the strategic implications of cryptocurrency and decentralised, peer to peer architectures.
Ajit has an MBA from IMD and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He is also a CFA charterholder and holds a GARP financial risk manager certification.