Ajay Makhija
Ajay MakhijaFormer Group Head, Global Consumer Banking

Ajay is a seasoned Banker, Strategic investor and Corporate Board member having served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2007-2017 at Sambacapital, the leading Investment Bank in the Middle East. He was also the CEO of Global Consumer Banking at Samba Financial Group, Saudi Arabia from 2006-2015. Ajay has almost three decades of experience in the banking industry and has a deep understanding of board dynamics and corporate strategy in both Emerging and Developed markets having worked in several high growth but complex markets across India, Asia, the Middle-East and Africa. Prior to joining Samba, Ajay spent 16 years at Citigroup where his assignments included Head of Asia Pacific Liabilities business, CEO-Consumer Banking- Egypt and Citibanking Head- India. Ajay’s banking experience spans across Consumer banking, Commercial and SME banking, Wealth management, Asset management, Brokerage & Private banking, Digital banking and Investment banking . Ajay has extensive experience leading and managing innovation across products, processes and business models creating sustainable, scalable and profitable businesses. He is also passionate about developing and supporting young entrepreneurs and helping them build innovative businesses through his role as Entrepreneur in residence at INSEAD Singapore.