MD, Head of Credit Administration, India, Silicon Valley Bank

Rupessh is a reputed thought leader and advocate for the power of startups to transform industries and communities.

He is the Managing Director with Silicon Valley Bank India. He leads their Credit Administration practice. He is recognized for his invaluable contributions to the startup ecosystem. As a dedicated expert, mentor, and advisor, he has guided numerous emerging entrepreneurs through the challenges of early-stage development. Beyond individual mentorship, Rupessh plays an active role in the startup community by helping connect both the founders and the investors. As a regular speaker at industry events, Rupessh shares insights on the startup ecosystem, innovation, and investment.

Before joining SVB, Rupessh held the position of Senior Vice President of Credit Services at HSBC, where he led the Corporate and Commercial Credit Services function supporting 28 countries. Managing a team of over 1100 employees across India, China, Poland, and Egypt, he was responsible for strategy planning, budgeting, service delivery, operations, technical innovations, process improvements, cost optimization, stakeholder management, and team leadership. Additionally, he spearheaded various activities related to financial spreading, credit analysis, covenant monitoring, facility & collateral documentation, collateral management, and post-approval credit administration. Before his tenure at HSBC, Rupessh gained valuable experience working with Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, ICICI, and HDFC.

Rupessh holds an MBA degree and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt professional. He also completed the 'Global Business Leader' Program at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).