Associate Director, Credit
Abhijit has been a career banker, with active involvement in the start-up ecosystem for the past six years. He has sourced and managed start-up relationships across sectors, by providing a host of financial services covering customised debt offerings, transaction banking services, trade solutions, forex and investment advisory.
Abhijit specialises in building new businesses ground up and has been the founding member of start-up focused business verticals in both his stints at Kotak Mahindra Bank and Centrum Group. Having catered to multiple financial needs for start-ups across their lifecycle, he brings to the table a holistic view of these businesses.
He is a travel and fitness enthusiast and loves globe-trotting, driving and participating in fitness events. He is also an avid writer and has translated books, written travel blogs, scripts and poems. He has also created digital marketing content for small businesses.
13 years of experience across venture debt, banking & financial services and IT sectors with previous stints at Centrum Financial Services (Practice Lead – Start-up funding), Kotak Mahindra Bank (Founding member and South Head – E-Commerce Business) and ICICI Bank (Senior Relationship Manager – Large Corporates)
Instrumental in the formulation of start-up credit underwriting policy, sourcing strategy and set up of a venture-debt fund for Centrum
Built a start-up asset book of more than INR 1,000 Cr, sourced and managed the relationship for the largest Indian E-Commerce player during his stint at Kotak.
Big Basket, Blackbuck, Chaipoint, Eatfit, Jai Kisan, Ninjacart, Quikr
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bangalore (2005)
MDI Gurgaon (2008)