Speaker Profile

Rishikesh Tinaikar

Rishikesh R Tinaikar

Rishikesh R Tinaikar is the Head of Payments and Trade Markets, India & South Asia at SWIFT. He is responsible for the strategy and execution of SWIFT initiatives in the region across payments and trade markets. He is mainly responsible for driving the trade digitization agenda as part of the working group on digitization of trade finance under the aegis of the Indian Banks’ Association.

Rishikesh has more than 16 years of global experience in strategy and business development in the banking and financial services industry in the US, India & South Asia.In his prior role with IBM, he was consulting with major banking institutions on payments strategy. He has been involved in various roles with start-ups in India and US.

Rishikesh has earnedMBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He also holds Masters in Electrical Engineering degree from the North Carolina State University, US and Bachelors in Electronics Engineering degree from University of Mumbai.