We are thrilled to welcome Sangeeta Venkatesan to our panel discussions at CXBank$ to be held online on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2019.
Sangetta is a successful businesswoman with senior leadership experience in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Sydney, and is the Executive Chairman of FairVine, a superannuation fund dedicated to creating solutions to empower women’s financial independence.
She is a keen advocate for diversity and serves as a Board Member of Women in Banking and Finance, and involved with SAHELI, a not-for-profit organisation empowering and supporting South Asian women, assisting in their job-readiness program.
Sangeeta is also the CEO and co-founder of Applegrove Capital, a boutique corporate advisory and investment management company with an emphasis on sustainable investing, covering renewable energy, agriculture and food processing, healthcare and education.
She has over 22 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, having worked with The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Lehman Brothers/ Nomura, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and KPMG in various corporate finance and global markets roles in Sydney, London, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong.
Prior to joining FairVine, she was the CEO of APP Securities, an investment banking and stock broking company based in Sydney, and the only female CEO of a stock broking company in Australia to date.
Sangeeta has held other senior positions including the Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Foreign Exchange Division at CBA. She also represented the bank at various Australia-China financial collaboration dialogues including “Australia-Week-in-China” in April 2016 led by the Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, and co-authored a book titled “The Renminbi – from the Peoples’ Money to a Global Currency” focusing on the evolving Chinese economy and financial liberalisation, and opportunities for both Australian and Chinese companies that trade or invest across the Australia-China corridor.
She played a significant role in integrating the erstwhile Lehman Bothers’ business into Nomura and represented the firm at The International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) Credit Derivatives Committee and Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s (AFME) Credit Board.
Sangeeta is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.