Akshaya Bhargava

Founder, Vahanna LLC

Akshaya Bhargava, Founder and director of Vahanna LLC, has over four decades of experience across financial services and technology. At present, he is the founder and Chairman of Bridgeweave, a Fintech firm that uses AI to create institutional-quality investment ideas and personalizes them for retail investors.

Mr. Bhargava is also a Board member of Mindtree Ltd (listed in India with a market capitalization approximately US$4.7 billion as of May 21, 2021) and Avendus Wealth Management and Wealthify Ltd. (an Aviva subsidiary). He was the global CEO of Wealth and Investment Management, Barclays plc. (2014-17), a business with £200 billion in client AUM at the time of joining.

Prior to that, he founded InfraHedge, a hedge fund managed account platform, which was acquired by State Street Corporation in 2013 (InfraHedge today is the world’s largest platform of its kind, with approximately US$35 billion in AUM as of December 31, 2018). He has been CEO of Butterfield Fulcrum Group (acquired by MUFJ Group) and the founding CEO of Progeon (acquired by Infosys and renamed Infosys BPO in 2006).

He started his career at Citibank where he spent 22 years in a variety of senior roles including as Country Manager, Regional GTS Head for CEEMEA region and other senior roles in product management and corporate banking.

Mr. Bhargava received his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Akshaya Bhargava