Most recently, he was the MD and CEO of X10 Finance, an NBFC (money lending business) focused on supply chain finance solutions for SMEs in India. With X10, he successfully built and managed USD 80 million of lending with no NPAs, within 24 months and had a very successful exit.
Prior to X10, Karan worked at Deutsche Bank, part of the Strategic Investment Group, focusing on investments across Asia. He was a key member of the team which held a large credit focussed portfolio across SE Asia with a strong focus on India.
Karan brings an extensive credit and investment experience across global markets, an excellent ability to interpret market trends and has a detailed understanding of financial products for banks and lenders. He has a unique combination of experience as an investment professional, an entrepreneur with a deep understanding of credit and lending space along with the true insights about the operational issues and challenges, which will be a great advantage in growing a loan book, building partnerships and mitigating risk.
Mr. Bhatia is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), has an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
He lives in Singapore with his wife and two lovely kids. He is an avid reader, a technology enthusiast, and a keen (but struggling) golfer ;p
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