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Abhishant Pant

(Founder)

Abhishant Pant is a Mumbai-based India-market Fintech expert. His specialization has been in working with Prepaid, Travel Forex, Mobile Money, Fintech’s (Lending, KYC, and Payments) and Government initiatives of Financial Inclusion for the bottom of the pyramid.

His Leadership positions in the Payments domain cover:

  • Head of FI and New Banks for India and SA with Visa

  • Head of Corporate business with M-Pesa

Known as Fintech evangelist and he has spoken about the Indian Fintech landscape at:

  • The UN-G20 (As the Indian market Fintech Expert)

  • Meeting with the British Minister of Digital, Culture and Youth

  • Swedish Govt Agency Swedish Institute (Stockholm), Tedx Talks

  • Lectures at NUS, AIM, IIM and IITs

Shreyas Jani
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Shreyas Jani

(Research Head)

Shreyas Jani is a Mumbai based Fintech enthusiast. He has worked with HDFC bank as a Relationship Manager, and apart from that also worked with and groomed a couple of start-ups in his relatively short stint in the corporate world. He was heading the research front for The Fintech Yatra 2018.

He Completed his MMS (finance) from Mumbai University and a first of its kind in Asia, Professional certification program from SP Jain school of global business management in which he ranked 2nd.

Currently, he is the community head at the Mumbai Fintech Accelerator which is a unique Public Private initiative by the Government of Maharashtra and The Fintech Meetup.

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Pankaj Singh

Pankaj joined The Fintech Meetup in 2020 as Chief Business Officer (Connexdoor an initiative by TFM). He has more than 5 year of work experience in Corporate Banking/Commercial Banking primarily into trade finance, treasury and business development. He has worked with ICICI Bank, Kotak and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) at various location.

He holds B.Com Honours from Hansraj College, University of Delhi and a post graduate degree (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management, Shillong and Fudan University, China. He is also CFA level 2 from CFA Institute, USA and expertise in Mandarin language (HSK 2 certified).

Currently, he is the Program Manager at Yatra Angel Network, India’s first fintech focused early stage investment firm and manages all aspect of research work for The Fintech Meetup.

Sagarika Shah
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Sagrika Shah

Sagrika Shah is Mumbai based Finance enthusiast with a knack of research.


She has completed her Bachelor's degree from Mithibai and Master's in Financial Technology from BSE Institute.


Apart from that, she is an active trader and loves analysing the financial markets.

Her journey with us started as being an intern where she researched about the fintech ecosystem and ways to accelerate the same.

Currently, she is the Product Head at ConnexDoor, an initiative by The Fintech Meetup.