Financial Services

Sankar Krishnan

Expert in Banking, Capital Markets, FinTech

As Head of growth and industry head within the Banking & Capital markets Business Unit, I focus on digital transformation and innovation at some of the leading banking brands around the World. As a strategic partner and trusted advisor to clients, I help banks with their strategic priorities including faster time to market, new product launches, revenue growth and optimization of Operations and technology costs for better efficiency ratios by using digital and tech as enablers.

Recent work includes:

  • Advisory Services for launch of Treasury management Services for a leading global bank,
  • Setting up a Data strategy for a leading US Regional bank,
  • Digital Transformation Advisory for a global bank,
  • Start up Strategy advisory for a Wealth Management Bank.
  • Investment Advisory for Investment in a Fintech,
  • Advising a large global bank on big tech partnership.

Background :

  • Prior to joining Capgemini, I was a career Corporate and Transaction Services Banker with Banking Institutes where I spent over two decades in a variety of roles across North America, the U.K., Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
  • I have a lot of industry experience across consumer banking, Cash & Treasury Management, Payments, Collections, Credit, Supply Chain Finance and Securities Services.
  • After a point, I left for a Fintech start up and was Global Head of Financial Services till eventual M&A.
  • I authored “The Power of Mobile Banking” published by Wiley in 2014, listed in Fintech’s top 4 books for 2014. I have contributed to leading financial media including BBC, BBC America, American Banker, Forbes, BNN and spoken at several industry conferences.

Sankar is a “mentor’’ and “advisor” to Startups and is on the Jury of and the innovators edition of Global Finance Magazine. He is on several Capgemini’s Digital & innovation forums including Capgemini’s Financial New Tech Challenge 2020 together with Efma.

Sankar is fan of tennis and golf and supports charities including the American Indian Foundation (

Sankar Krishnan

My experience

EVP & Industry Head, Banking & Capital Markets @ Capgemini


Head, Banking & Financial Services, North America @ Information Technology and Services

10/22/2013 to 02/10/2015

Global Client Engagement Head, Banking & Financial Services @ Information Technology and Services

05/06/2008 to 09/17/2013

SVP and Director @ Financial Services

01/07/1997 to 06/17/2008

Director, Global Transaction Services @ Financial Services

04/16/1991 to 05/13/2008

Latest Publications

Artificial Intelligence

Are regional, community banks and credit unions ready to bank on artificial intelligence?

Sankar Krishnan

AI helps regional banks and credit unions reduce costs and increase revenue while delighting...


Banks don’t have to aspire to FANG-like automation for everything

Sankar Krishnan

Customer preferences themselves dictate that banks retain the human touch.