Knowledge Associates

Manickam Srinivasan

Ex. Senior Vice President, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Head of Compliance Technology, Data & Reporting
Ex. Group Compliance Head, ENBD
Ex. Treasury Operations Head, BNP Paribas

First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Designed and implemented a Group Compliance systems Road map post-merger of legacy banks to Standardize AML, Payment, customer screening systems, FATCA, CLM across the group and to replace legacy systems wherever required across the group in 16 geographies.

Bank of Madura Ltd.
(Merged with ICICI Bank)

üImplemented TCS Quartz for Treasury products / Trade Finance / Drawing arrangements / foreign currency deposits management/ remittances / foreign currency cheque collection.

BNP Paribas in India

Implemented front  office Solution to change over to a new software for totally integrating  the treasury operations. Implemented NDS (for online electronic settlement of GSECS), CCIL (for multilateral netted settlement of USD/INR deals including Cash/TOM) for Forex and security settlement with complete automation with the core banking system.

Emirates NBD., Dubai, UAE

Integration of Treasury operations (capital market, derivative, FXMM), Payments (International inward and outward payments), International Cheque collection, Payroll processing, SWIFT and communication including implementation of new Calypso system besides Kondor+, Kondor trade Processor (KTP)

Designed and implemented a Group Compliance systems three year Road map to Standardize AML, Payment, customer screening systems, obligations register across the group and to replace legacy systems wherever required, across the group including new acquisitions/entities at Egypt/India besides the existing entities at UK/Singapore and KSA.    

Ramkumar Ranganathan

Veteran banker and IT management professional  with over three decades of experience across banking, Core banking systems, Enterprise Data Management systems, Technology security landscape, guiding on IT policy, procedures and regulatory guidelines

Spearhead Leaders

Head of Enterprise data management
Standard Charted Bank

Senior VP & BFSI vertical head
HCL Technologies

Senior Consultant
Polaris Software Labs

Oracle Financials

Corporarate bank
IDBI & IOB bank

MBA – Finance

Ramkumar headed the SME division for an entire state of a nationalized bank with branches spread across the state who sourced credit requests. Later he moved into Fintech focusing on several core banking applications, covering, solution design, development, testing, implementation etc.

He has worked across all geographies including North America, Middle East and Europe where he spent a year each in USA, UAE and Bulgaria implementing Core banking solutions including Islamic banking modules  for various banks. Later he headed the Banking Services vertical for the fourth largest IT services company with global presence. There he spearheaded a number of innovative concepts to help improve the bank’s margins by both technology and process interventions, large scale digitization and processing, managing large teams covering a wide business spectrum from liabilities, credit, trade finance, treasury, KYC, EDD and other operations for clients like Bank of Ireland (1mn+ customer), UK Post office (1.6mn customer £20Bn deposits, CBA and Westpac Australia, Deutsche Bank, USAA, Wells Fargo, BB&T and many more.

He also served as Head of Enterprise data management for Standard Chartered Bank covering 84 countries and built the big data and analytics programs.

Ravi Swaminathan

An experienced Retail banking and FinTech Leader with 25 years of experience, as Retail banking domain expert, involved in Business Consultancy, Presales, Product & Project management.

Spearhead Leaders

Head of Presales
Intellect Design Arena

Head of Business Solutions – Banking
HCL Technologies

Product Management Group
Polaris Software Lab

Programme Manager
Sundaram Infotech

Leasing Manager
Xerox Corporation

Chartered accountant

As a Chartered accountant, Ravi posses a unique blend of experience in Financial services operations and Financial technology. He has Global experience in managing Banking Financial Technology products, Product positioning, Client management, taking the banking domain to the market proactively especially in the emerging markets.

Ravi anchored business development and product management for the entire gamut of Retail systems, including Core banking, Lending & GL systems both from product & channel perspective. He conceptualized stream of  Retail & SME products from design to development, launched the market strategy programs in the third world countries.  He worked in a multi-cultural and multi-tiered environments across the globe. His association in transformation projects include NBAD, AIG, Ahli bank, Citi Bank, GE capital, BMW Finance and Sundaram Finance.

Ravi worked in many technological transformation projects in Core banking & Lending systems. He played the key role as business consultant in Legacy modernization support in digital makeover process and provided cost benefit point solutions to banks by understanding their IT eco systems. His support in Channel management includes logos like Axis bank & HDFC bank.