Navin Gupta is Managing Director, South Asia & MENA, at Ripple. Navin has extensive experience in global transaction banking, payments and cash management, and strategy planning following nearly two decades working for HSBC (2005-15) and Citigroup (2001-05) across the U.S., Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and India. During his tenure (2007-09) as Head of Payments and Cash Management for HSBC Japan, the business was transformed and voted the #1 Cash Management Bank in Japan by Euromoney. He was also a chief architect of HSBC’s global initiative on Working Capital and Liquidity Management and in 2008 was recognized as one of “The 50 Most Promising Young Leaders” in Asia-Pac by The Asian Banker.
Prior to joining HSBC, Navin spent close to five years at Citigroup in San Francisco as a global relationship manager for technology, media and telecommunications clients. He joined Citigroup as a management associate shortly after graduating from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. Navin was a board member of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) between 2011-2014, advising on Payments and Cash Management. Navin currently lives in Mumbai with his wife and two children, is an Art of Living teacher and volunteers at a slum school in Dharavi, India. He enjoys meditation and travelling around the world.