Samir Bhatia is a veteran of Wholesale and Retail Banking business, with over 27 years of experience in Banking and Financial services. Renowned in the Industry for his entrepreneurial skills, Samir is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and ranked 7th in all of India in his CA final exams. He has won substantial honors and scholarships during his academic life.

Samir started his career off at Citibank N.A., Mumbai, where he worked across various divisions including Financial Control, Credit Administration and Risk Management, and Corporate Banking. Samir was also given the opportunity to lead the execution of credit and financial systems throughout different countries in the world. Samir worked for Citibank for more than 7 years, starting off in 1987 to 1994.

Post this, Samir joined HDFC Bank and grew to take on the role of Country Head, Corporate Banking. Samir is credited as one of the founding members of the bank and handled the Corporate banking Division, which dealt with over 3000 companies in India. Samir worked with HDFC Bank Ltd for 12 years, from 1994 to 2006.

Samir’s next stint was with British multinational Barclays Bank, where he was appointed as a Managing Director, Retail Banking (India and Indian Ocean). He was in-charge of managing the bank in India, Mauritius and Seychelles. His task was to set up the Retail and Commercial Banking business in India. He worked with Barclays for 3 years, until 2009.

Samir then joined Equifax Credit Information Services as their Managing Director and CEO of India. Here, he was instrumental in setting up the entire business and organization. His role included, finalizing and negotiating with domestic shareholders, capitalizing the company and enabling financial closure within deadlines, setting up an organization inclusive of processes, people, products, infrastructure etc. Samir, worked with Equifax for 3 years.

Currently, Samir is the founder and CEO of SMEcorner.com, an online platform that helps SMEs in acquiring financial solutions from NBFCs and banks. The company aims at minimizing risk and extending transparency to the borrowing process. SMEcorner.com aims to help small and medium sized businesses in obtaining financial loans to fulfill their dreams.

Samir Bhatia is a veteran of Wholesale and Retail Banking business, with over 27 years of experience in Banking and Financial services. Renowned in the Industry for his entrepreneurial skills, Samir is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and ranked 7th in all of India in his CA final exams. He has won substantial honors and scholarships during his academic life.

Samir started his career off at Citibank N.A., Mumbai, where he worked across various divisions including Financial Control, Credit Administration and Risk Management, and Corporate Banking. Samir was also given the opportunity to lead the execution of credit and financial systems throughout different countries in the world. Samir worked for Citibank for more than 7 years, starting off in 1987 to 1994.

Post this, Samir joined HDFC Bank and grew to take on the role of Country Head, Corporate Banking. Samir is credited as one of the founding members of the bank and handled the Corporate banking Division, which dealt with over 3000 companies in India. Samir worked with HDFC Bank Ltd for 12 years, from 1994 to 2006.

Samir’s next stint was with British multinational Barclays Bank, where he was appointed as a Managing Director, Retail Banking (India and Indian Ocean). He was in-charge of managing the bank in India, Mauritius and Seychelles. His task was to set up the Retail and Commercial Banking business in India. He worked with Barclays for 3 years, until 2009.

Samir then joined Equifax Credit Information Services as their Managing Director and CEO of India. Here, he was instrumental in setting up the entire business and organization. His role included, finalizing and negotiating with domestic shareholders, capitalizing the company and enabling financial closure within deadlines, setting up an organization inclusive of processes, people, products, infrastructure etc. Samir, worked with Equifax for 3 years.

Currently, Samir is the founder and CEO of SMEcorner.com, an online platform that helps SMEs in acquiring financial solutions from NBFCs and banks. The company aims at minimizing risk and extending transparency to the borrowing process. SMEcorner.com aims to help small and medium sized businesses in obtaining financial loans to fulfill their dreams.