Management team

CEO

Hema Gandhi

Co-founder & CEO

Focuses on sales, channeling our consulting ecosystem and partnerships with AI and Robotics platform providers to deliver value to our clients. She brings wealth of experience in sales, managing businesses and execution. She has grown both startups and global firms leading sales and delivery teams and led large outsourcing deals focused on transformation, optimisation and customer outcome. Hema has worked at organisations such as Wipro, Sutherland, EXL and ADM to name a few. She established a research and analytics firm, Brahmy Solutions, which was successfully sold to Integreon.

CTO

Deepak Swaroop

Co-founder, CTO and Head of Intelligent Automation

Focuses on intelligent automation strategy and LatentBridge’s intelligent automation platform – ALBAI. Deepak brings 30 years of experience in consulting and management experience in the Big 4 and specializes in intelligent automation. He built EY’s automation program, leading to 1000 bots, the largest such program in the industry from greenfield to maturity, in RPA and Artificial Intelligence. At LatentBridge, Deepak owns the setup of ALBAI, leading a highly specialised team of technical architects, cloud engineers and developers, and working closely with technology partners, to bring a cutting edge product to the users. Prior to his automation experience, Swaroop built EY’s multifunctional shared services capability across 5 countries and 10 cities in the last decade, delivering significant cost savings and transforming the organization and its service delivery.

Advisory board team

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Rob Scott

Advisory Board

Rob has over 25 years’ experience in the running and acquisition of front office businesses lines and in the commercialisation of global core operations of Investment banks, broker dealers and investor service business lines, including Bank of America, Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC, Citi, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. He was instrumental in the creation of the first major European outsourcing investment banking global back office whilst at Accenture (Accenture Post Trade Services). He has written and spoken on many topics surrounding the post trading landscape and its implications to cost containment, business and process transformation and the inclusion of latest FinTech tools in order to solve today’s complex operating problems. He also advises clients with respect to regulatory understanding, compliance and commercial re shaping of business models in order to attain optimal commercial return.

Rob currently sits on the Board of the AFME Post Trade division, is the Strategic advisor to the CEO of ISITC Europe and is a Deutsche Borse (Eurex) FICC Board Advisory Committee member.

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Chris Hafner

Advisory Board

Chris is an experienced Executive, Company Director, Management Consultant, Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur with demonstrable success across a wide range of roles and industries with global experience and cultural awareness. Chris is an internationally recognized speaker on Strategy, Leadership and Innovation.

Chris has been influential in the digital transformation of various financial services and healthcare companies including one of UK’s most trusted brands in banking, an insurance and wealth management company as well as a global medical device organization. He has advised Board and Executive members on the development of digital and AI focussed business units, developed multi-year strategy & digital transformation roadmap and led the design and execution of new business models using AI.

He is a Fellow of the Strategic Planning Society where he serves as Chairman of the Board. Chris is the head of the Editorial Review Board for Strategy Magazine. Additionally, he is a Fellow at the UK Institute of Directors where he also serves as the Lead Examiner for Strategy. Chris recently served on the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School’s Diploma & Accredited Programmes Committee for Strategy & Innovation. Chris is based in London.

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Alok Bhalla

Advisory Board

Alok Bhalla is a renowned international banker with over 30 years experience. A specialist in structured fixed income credit and derivatives, he has also notched up notable achievements in trading and structured loans, distressed debt, credit interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives.

His carear has included senior roles at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney. In this capacity, he has worked extensively with governments, MNCs and financial institutions across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Alok is currently involved in consulting with and being on the board of a few technology start-ups.