Abhinav Nehra is a global banker with over 30 years of experience in emerging markets, working with Citigroup, United Bank for Africa, and Ecobank Transnational.
As the Founding CEO, he was responsible for establishing CitiFinancial India as one of the most successful and profitable consumer finance businesses for Citigroup across emerging markets. He replicated that achievement in setting up UBA’s Retail Financial Services (RFS) as its Managing director and CEO across seven verticals from cards to remittances and microfinance in one of the most complex markets in Africa and successfully expanded UBA’s footprint from two to sixteen markets in Africa. He managed one of the most diverse portfolios in retail and commercial banking across 34 countries in Africa for Ecobank Transnational as its Group Director.
He continues to be deeply involved in the African financial services ecosystem in Digital lending /Payments and Neobanking space and has driven multiple Digital transformational projects for banks and development institutions across the continent.
Abhinav has a passion for Africa and a deep knowledge of markets across the continent from Rwanda to Kenya, Ethiopia, DRC, Nigeria, Mali, Cameroon, Senegal and many more.