Ashok Vaswani is the President of Pagaya – a FinTech that combines the power of data with contemporary technology to help its Partners make better decisions for their customers, while delivering superior returns for institutional investors.
Prior to Pagaya, Ashok spent 12 years at Barclays as a member of the Group Executive Committee, running their Consumer, Corporate, Private Bank and Payment Divisions across the US, Europe, UK and Africa. He was responsible for the set-up of Barclays ring fence bank in the UK and took a 328-year-old bank from the analog age to the digital age. Ashok also spent 20 years at Citigroup holding positions as CEO, Asia Pacific and CFO, US Cards Business. He was also a member of the Citigroup Operating and Management Committee. With Citigroup, Ashok has lived and work in Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Europe and the United States. Between these two assignments, Ashok was a Partner at Brysam Global Partners, a JPMC funded private equity firm whose mandate was to build out consumer businesses in the emerging markets.
In addition to his passion to building businesses, Ashok is a firm believer in the power of education and has served on the Boards of Lend-a-Hand, Insead, Singapore, Pratham and the S P Jain Institute of Management, London. In addition, he has served on the board of Telenor, a Norwegian telecoms company, VISA Asia, Citizens Advice, UK. He currently sits on the Board of the London Stock Exchange Group.
Ashok is married with one daughter and is currently based in New York.