Ajit is a Financial Services Partner with 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 events 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.
Prior to ConsenSys, Ajit was co-founded PwC’s UK blockchain practice. Ajit’s previous blockchain engagements include high profile financial services clients such as WeTrade, BBVA, Bank of England, Nasdaq, Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Boerse and MUFG. Ajit has been instrumental in advising regulators, business leaders and innovators across the world in the strategic implications of digital assets and decentralised, peer to peer architectures. Ajit has also served as a startup mentor at techstars for Crowdz and at Startup Bootcamp.
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. He has an MBA from IMD and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.