Mr. Ajay Sondhi
Mr. Ajay Sondhi is based in Singapore and is the Founder and CEO of Sentinel Advisors Pte Ltd, a boutique business and strategy advisory services firm focusing on India, ASEAN and North Asia markets, with particular sector focus on Financial Services, Health Sciences and Real Estate. Mr. Sondhi has had an over 33-year career in wholesale, investment and private banking in India and overseas. Mr. Sondhi was the Regional Head for Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs Singapore from 2008 till taking early retirement in mid-2014. Prior to that he was head of Global India markets for Citi Private Bank based in Singapore from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Sondhi has previously been Vice Chairman and MD of Kotak Mahindra Capital Company and a Board member of Kotak Mahindra Bank, India; MD and Country Head for UBS AG, India; Group CEO for Barclays Bank/BZW, India; and Director & Head – South Asia for Salomon Brothers, Hong Kong. Mr. Sondhi started his career with Citibank in India, and held various positions in corporate banking culminating in becoming Country Corporate Bank and Corporate Finance Head before he left in 1993.
Mr. Sondhi is a member of the Board of Advisors of Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA; a Board Committee member of SPD, a voluntary welfare organisation serving the disabled in Singapore; and a Director of Maxx Medical Pte, a medical devices company headquartered in Singapore. Mr. Sondhi holds a Master in Management Studies degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, and is a graduate of St. Stephens College, Delhi University.