As Chief Operating Officer, Bhaskar leads UKEF’s operations and business management, technology, operational risk, directing digital transformation and change programmes. He is also responsible for developing and delivering UKEF’s future business plans and operational strategies.
Bhaskar joined UKEF from HSBC, where he held a number of positions, most recently the Global Head of the Transaction Management Group within the Risk Distribution Unit of HSBC’s Global Trade and Receivables Finance Division (the world’s largest Trade Finance Bank). Prior to this, he led a number of teams in HSBC’s transaction banking and investment banking function – acting as a COO, delivering significant sales revenue and productivity uplifts, and other transformation objectives.
Bhaskar’s career has spanned nearly 20 years in investment and transaction banking, consultancy and technology with companies including ABN Amro, Citigroup, SunGard and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He holds PhDs in operational risk, financial economics and artificial intelligence as well as an MBA and a BSc in Mathematics.
In his spare time, Bhaskar is involved with numerous charitable causes in the UK and India. He speaks Hindi and Bengali fluently, and is studying for a PhD in Food History.