Sutapa Banerjee has spent close to 24 years in the Financial Services industry across 2 large multi-national banks (ANZ Grindlays and ABN AMRO), and a boutique Indian Investment Bank (Ambit) where she built and headed several businesses. A well-recognized thought leader in the Wealth Management space, Sutapa was voted one of the Top 20 Global Rising Stars of Wealth Management by the Institutional Investor Group in 2007 – the only Indian and one of only two Asian winners. As CEO, she led Ambit Private Wealth to Best Private Bank in India in the 2013 AsiaMoney polls. In 2012, she was shortlisted in the 50 most powerful women by Fortune India.
Currently, she serves as an Independent Director on the boards of several companies in the JSW Group, Women’s World Banking Group, Oxfam, the Northeast Small Finance Bank and Niyogin Fintech Ltd. She is a visiting faculty with IIM Ahmedabad co-creating and co-teaching an elective on cognitive biases in decision making and its impact on corporate practices with a focus on gender – a first for any business school anywhere. She also works as a Business Coach for senior leadership talent and consults in the Wealth and Investments area for Gerson Lehrman Group.
Sutapa is an Advanced Leadership Fellow (2015) at Harvard University. She is also a gold medalist in Economics from the XLRI School of Management in India, and an Economics Honours Graduate from Presidency College, Kolkata.