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Shaloo Kulkarni - Managing Partner / CEO, Syntheo

Shaloo Kulkarni is a Financial Services specialist, with over ~20 years of global experience of working within the global banking environments such as Santander and Citibank. Shaloo has in-depth experience of setting up business units, building new cost-efficient business models within the financial services space. Shaloo has worked globally in the financial services space across many markets, both cutting-edge and emerging including the UK, India, Germany, US, Hong Kong, Brazil and Mexico. She has led within Santander UK, a series of initiatives supporting  the post-merger integration of a series of acquisitions performed by the bank, including Alliance and Leicester, Abbey National , Bradford and Bingley and GE Money. More recently, Shaloo was the Global Head of Structures Optimization for Citibank’s Global Consumer Banking business, leading the organizational transformation of the basis, in the post financial crisis phase.

With a background in Economics Honours and a Masters in Marketing Management, followed by an MBA at INSEAD and a stint at strategy consulting, both at Andersen Consulting and then on to Accenture, Shaloo is also currently engaging with fintech start ups across a host of platforms including Startupbootcamp as mentor and advising young start ups in multiple capacities (investor, board member, advisor).

Shaloo is currently back with Santander and is Managing Partner and CEO of Syntheo, a recently launched Fintech Venture Builder, with a specific focus on attracting and investing in pre-seed stage new ideas and business concepts for joint development with the enthusiastic entreprenuers and intraprenuers.