Meet the author
Pradeep is the Global Head, Structured Solutions and Development, Transaction Banking. He is responsible for strategy and leadership to grow structured or bespoke trade-based financing solutions. He works with a team of experienced transactors who are based regionally. This team consults clients on their financing, risk mitigation or working capital efficiency needs and finds ways to provide solutions by bringing liquidity, risk appetite and mitigations within and outside the bank.
He is also the lead for the sustainable trade finance proposition within the bank and launched a market leading proposition this year.
He has 21 years of banking experience across various roles and regions. His earlier roles included heading teams within Corporate Finance based in Hong Kong and India. In Corporate Finance his scope included originating sell side private equity mandates, origination and execution of leveraged finance transactions and origination of convertible bond mandates, for local corporate clients. Since 2009 he has been responsible for origination and structuring of Structured Trade Finance transactions.
He started his career in Standard Chartered Bank in 2001 as a credit analyst and then as a relationship manager covering corporate clients. He also worked with First Gulf Bank in UAE between 2006 and 2008 and headed client coverage teams for clients in Dubai and Northern emirates
He is trained as an Electrical Engineer from Regional Engineering College, Silchar, India and has a MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris. He is currently based in Singapore and married with a young daughter.