18 - 20 July, 2016

Yash Poddar

Co-founder and Director
Validus Capital
Mr Yash Poddar, aged 45 years is CEO and Co-Founder of Validus Capital, Singapore.
Yash concurrently serves as the Managing Director of RKBK, India, a century-old family business group with 300 full time employees. The company enjoys an annual turnover of US$ 80 million. RKBK is one of India’s largest distributors and retailers of petroleum products across 100 branches in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Consumer goods such as salt, detergents, edible oils, and tea are sold in RKBK’s own brand, Dinkar, through over 5,000 points of sale. 
Yash has served in several regional and global capacities, which include:
- Co-Founded Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Kolkata Chapter in 1999 
- Past Chairman of Young Presidents’ Organization – Calcutta Chapter
- Past Chairman of Calcutta International School
- Past Chairman of Young Leaders’ Forum (a wing of Indian Chamber of Commerce)
- Former Executive Committee Member of Indian Chamber of Commerce
- Managing Committee Member of Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Yash holds a Bachelor's Degree (Honors) in Commerce & Accounts from the St. Xavier's Collegiate School & College, Kolkata.

14:30 Panel discussion: Closing the gap for SME lending through next generation lending services

- Creating a more inclusive financial ecosystem and mechanisms for customers to build creditworthiness for high-risk lending
- Leveraging alternative adjudication methods, streamlined processes, and lowering overheads to move upstream and emerge as a cheaper and faster competitor
- How to develop SME lending industries that are in accordance to market demands and sophistication?

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Yash.

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