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Gautam Jain
Managing Director and Member at SC Ventures


Gautam Jain is a member of SC Ventures at Standard Chartered, a new business unit established in March 2018 to lead innovation across the Group, invest in fintech companies, and promote the testing and implementation of new business models.

His key responsibilities include spreading best practices in innovation & problem-solving and promoting intrapreneurship across Standard Chartered; Client and regulatory engagement for innovation and new technologies, running a professional investment unit to seek opportunities and manage the Group’s investments in fintech companies; and managing strategic ventures that are wholly or partially owned by the Group.

Gautam has vast experience in managing technology and business, encompassing both product and programme management. He held various leadership positions in Barclays, HSBC and Citibank. Prior to joining SC Ventures in his current capacity, he was Global head for Digitization and Client Access for Transaction Banking, and has driven several new initiatives in the space of Blockchain, APIs and mobility.

Gautam has a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India  

Agenda Sessions

  • Leaders Debate: Addressing The Challenges Of Adapting Distributed Ledger Technology To Innovate Within A Financial Institution. How Should You Assess The Viability Of A Blockchain Project? What Are The User Cases For Blockchain In Financial Services That Are Showing Real Promise? Are Any Being Used At Scale?