CDO, Bank of Baroda

Akhil Handa is a Digital Strategist and Start-up mentor, absorbed in thinking about repositioning the BFSI industry to compete adequately in a fast-changing digitised world.

As Chief Digital Officer and a Member of the Corporate Leadership Team at Bank of Baroda (BOB), Akhil is responsible for setting the strategic digital direction at Bank of Baroda. Akhil leads digital transformation across the lines of businesses of the bank – which is spread across the length and breadth of the country with a presence in 20 countries internationally. He oversees digital lending, the digital payments business, digital platforms (Retail, SME, Agri), digital product engineering, digital channels (Mobile Banking, Internet Banking, Tablet Banking, WhatsApp Banking, ATMs/CRs), AI/Innovation and Fintech Partnerships.

Akhil is a well-known digital influencer and is recognised amongst the top voices of the fintech industry in India.