Mumbai: Rakesh Bhatia, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HSBC Bank, Indonesia and Catholic Syrian Bank has been appointed as an advisor to the FinTech startup, CredAble.
During his career that spans over 30 years, Bhatia has held key roles such as CEO – HSBC Indonesia, Global Head – Trade and Receivable Finance at HSBC and MD and CEO of Catholic Syrian Bank.
An alumnus of IIM – Ahmedabad, Bhatia is now investing, working and advising a number of Fintech firms across India and South East Asia. As an Advisor, he will contribute to the expected exponential growth of CredAble.
“We are very excited and fortunate to have Mr. Bhatia agree to be on the advisory board of CredAble. Mr. Bhatia’s participation on our advisory board is a huge endorsement for our vision for CredAble.
His vast experience and expertise in Global Supply Chain Financing and Trade Finance proves invaluable as we evolve our strategy for the growth of CredAble.
His insights will help us create innovative solutions for our customers and financial partners to optimise their Supply Chain financing programs,” said Nirav Choksi, Co-Founder and MD of CredAble.
“I am very excited to work with CredAble and hope to contribute to their efforts in building the supply chain financing ecosystem in India. I have been impressed by the energy and dedication of Nirav and his team in building this company and remain confident of their future success,” said Bhatia.
Bhatia has lived in India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, London, Bahrain and Singapore. He would share the panel with Anita Belani, who is also a board advisor with CredAble and coaches the leadership team on Human Share Capital Strategy. Other advisors include veteran bankers Suresh Balasubramanium and Anil Gudibande.