Vikram Lodha

Vikram Lodha

  • Co-Founder & CEO Nimai Trade Fintech - 360tf

A post-graduate in Management, Vikram is an accomplished career banker with over 20 years of experience with banks like Citibank & Kotak Mahindra Bank in India. In his last assignment he was a part of Global Transaction Banking group at Kotak Mahindra Bank, India, heading the Trade Product and Supply Chain Finance for the bank. He was responsible for Trade & Supply Chain Finance P & L, Product Management, Regulatory Compliance, Technology etc. As part of this role, he was also responsible for Risk Participation of Trade Assets, Equity & Debt related cross-border capital account flows, cross-border Trade flows & arranging Trade funding from Financial Institutions. He was supporting all the businesses of the bank i.e., Consumer Bank, Commercial Bank, Wholesale Bank and offshore branches with additional responsibilities on Priority Sector Lending for the Wholesale Banking Group of the Bank. Vikram has been a close associate of the team behind Nimai Group on various transactions in past and this is how 360tf was conceptualized. In his own words: “Having spent a considerable part of my career in Trade Finance, I can safely say that there has never been a busier or more exciting time for Trade Finance innovations - than now! An industry that has remained largely unchanged for a long time, is now seeing innovations that will redefine how things are done in future. There are now innovations around the documentary credit lifecycle, negotiable instruments, the payments process and also some focused solely on the origin of goods. What we strongly believe was missing was actual connectivity between businesses looking to raise trade funding at competitive levels, and a wider horizon for banks looking to fund such businesses. The current crises has only amplified the need for such connectivity at a global scale to ensure businesses keep running smoothly. Nimai Trade Fintech is the result of our passionate resolve to build an online marketplace that instantly connects trade counterparties worldwide and makes the best deals happen with clear positive take-aways for all. A perfect platform that can truly help leverage on the innovations in the industry, and I am delighted to be actively spearheading this exciting transformation, that can reshape the industry I owe my career to.” Key Achievements • Under his leadership 360tf has been awarded Super Brand 2022, The Best FintechTechnology Provider UAE 2022, 2022- Honorable mention Product Innovation of the year, SME Finance Forum backed by IFC • He has been a delegate speaker in global trade conferences like ITFA, ICC TradeNow, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, FIEO, EEPC, ICAI US, ICAI Doha, SIBOS, Asian Banker, GTR, annual conferences held by global banks like Citi, JPM, BankAm BNY, Wells Fargo, DB etc • He was responsible for integration of the Wholesale Banking and Global Transaction Banking during the merger of Kotak Mahindra Bank and ING Vysya Bank. This was the largest ever banking merger in the Indian banking history. • He has been instrumental in guiding and supporting various Supply Chain platforms including TReDS in India. • He has been instrumental in the formation of Blockchain consortium of 15+ Indian banks to digitize Domestic Trade in India. Personal front • On the personal front, Vikram’s family consists of his wife – Priyanka Sharma Lodha also an Ex-banker and teacher and 3 lovely kids. • Amongst his favorite books is “Siddhartha”- A novel by Hesse, Hermann • He loves playing Badminton. Personal front • On the personal front, Vikram’s family consists of his wife – Priyanka Sharma Lodha also an Ex-banker and teacher and 3 lovely kids. • Amongst his favorite books is “Siddhartha”- A novel by Hesse, Hermann • He loves playing Badminton.

All Sessions by Vikram Lodha

Day two October 3, 2023
Day One October 2, 2023
15:00 – 16:15

Panel Discussion 3: Trade Financing as a Driver of Development in Africa

Balaclava Fort, Mauritius