currently the Head of Fintech Partnerships & Strategy for the Corporate
& Institutional Digital group in HSBC. In this role, she leads the
partnership and corporate venturing for HSBC's core businesses including Global
Liquidity and Cash Management, Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Custody
& Security Services, and Global Markets.
In her current
capacity, Kaushalya has led HSBC's efforts in the Distributed Ledger Technology
(DLT) space including the investment in and partnership with R3. Kaushalya has
also led HSBC's partnerships with companies including Tradeshift and Kyriba
among others and HSBC’s participation in major industry initiatives such as the
Utility Settlement Coin (USC).
Prior to her
current role, Kaushalya served as a director in the HSBC Strategic Innovation
Investments team and has led investments into Symphony, Tradeshift, R3,
Neptune, and KY3P. She has also held senior roles in HSBC across Corporate
Development, Strategy and Planning, and Group Audit. In her role within
Corporate Development, she has led HSBC's investment into Markit and subsequent
IPO as well as investments into consortiums such as Acadiasoft, OTCDeriv,
LCH/LSE and LiquidityMatch.
Kaushalya sits on
the board of several portfolio companies including Tradeshift, LiquidityMatch
and R3 and invited to participate on committees and boards including World
Trade Board, BAFT Innovation Council, Tech City - Fintech Delivery Panel,
Fintech Circle Institute and White Chapel Thinktank.
from Botswana and holds degrees from Australia prior to moving to the UK in
Outside of work,
Kaushalya is passionate about efforts to combat poverty globally and dedicates
her time to initiatives to provide for children in need. She is also a mother
of two daughters and strives to bring them up in a socially humble and
In 2016, Kaushalya
was recognized in the Brummell's list of the most inspirational women
innovators in London. More recently, Kaushalya has been quoted in Finextra,
CoinDesk, Reuters, Financial News, Global Trade Review, Bank Innovation and
Scottish Accounting Institute.
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