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Members Only Webinar - SME Finance at the Cutting Edge: Going Beyond Finance

28 August 2019
8 : 00
9 : 15
( GMT +00:00 )
Members Only Webinar - SME Finance at the Cutting Edge: Going Beyond Finance

Join us for a discussion of how financial institutions at the cutting edge have gone beyond providing access to finance for SMEs and are also offering access to markets, access to better management skills, and more. These offerings are often done in partnership with fintechs and other institutions.

This webinar will showcase the experience of ICICI Bank and GlobalLinker, which have partnered to offer SMEs more than access to finance. ICICI’s online networking platform for SMEs, which is part of their integrated digital banking platform InstaBIZ, is powered by GlobalLinker and aims to connect entrepreneurs with relevant business opportunities.

About the Speakers

Sameer Vakil is Cofounder & Chief Executive Officer of GlobalLinker. He is an industry veteran with over 20 years' experience in Banking, Payments, and Consumer Goods industry in leadership roles in multiple geographies (India, Japan & USA). In his earlier roles, Sameer worked as President & Regional Director Citi Cards Japan & MD Global Direct Banking, Citibank New York; President MasterCard, South Asia; Founding CEO GE Capital JV with State Bank of India; Regional Head Consumer Banking HSBC & National Sales & Marketing Head HSBC Cards. He is a strong believer & practitioner of the 'Partnership Growth Model' and of digitally delivered customer centric solutions. GlobalLinker is a unique SME networking portal that invites financial organisations & banks to offer co-branded versions of their platform to assist their SME customers in growing their businesses, and accordingly becoming an integral part of their ecosystems. 

Amit Dave is Head of Current Accounts Business at ICICI Bank. 

Registration details have been shared with members over email and Members App.

Contact Farah Siddique fsiddique@ifc.org