Ajit Raikar is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Validus Capital, Singapore’s leading peer to- business lending platform. With over 30 years’ experience in SME banking, Ajit has held senior management positions at DBS Bank, Citibank, Fullerton Financial Holdings and Bank Danamon. His knowledge and expertise in the field of SME financing spans across geographies and comes with a depth of experience in banking verticals for coverage as well as risk management. A regular speaker on fintech and alternative lending topics, Ajit has shared his insights on prominent media including Channel NewsAsia and The Edge Singapore.