Ketan Samani

Chief Digital Officer

Achievements
Ketan is Chief Digital Officer of Group Digital & Innovation Office at China Development Financial. He is in charge of the Group’s digital innovation & FinTech strategy planning. Ketan has shown great leadership in delivering client-focused solutions. With 25 years of commerce and financial industry insights, he has successfully delivered strategic digitization initiatives for international banks across Europe, Middle East, Africa and APAC regions. He is a proven leader in building teams, award-winning solutions, and data-driven value propositions across different brands, target markets and regions. Prior to joining CDF, Ketan spearheaded digital transformation, online banking and e-business initiatives at multinational financial institutions including UBS, DBS, Standard Chartered, Barclays and HSBC.
Career Highlights
Digital Transformation Consultant
SingTel Group
Chief Digital Officer
APAC of UBS
Head of Regional eBusiness
Asia of DBS
Global Head Internet Channels
Transaction Banking of Standard Chartered Bank
Senior Online Manager
Barclays
“No need to be afraid of change. Things may look impossible, but we are a team and we work together to make it possible!”
Education & Honors
City University of London, U.K.
Bachelor of Science in Management and Systems
The Institute of Direct Marketing Certificate in e-Marketing
Key Experiences
25 Years of Business and Banking Industry Experience
• Led the Wealth Management division in building widely-acclaimed “Best-in-Class” private banking platform in Asia Pacific.
• Took accountability for transformation, impactful deliveries that are measured through KPIs, people management, customer acquisition, business partnership and vendor management.
• Creates innovative solutions with technology startups and delivers results by looking at cost revenue ratio.
• Strategic thinker and yet an executioner who is able to work across fields with different cultures, styles and norms.
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