Sanjay Deshpande

EVP & Head of Banking & Financial Services,

Sanjay is the head of the Banking & Financial services business for the Americas. In this role, he is accountable for the entire P&L, Revenue Growth, Business Development, Client Relationship Management and People Management.

With over two decades of his experience in the Financial Technology, Telecom and ICT space, Sanjay has successfully established and grown businesses across Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. 

Prior to his current role, he led Virtusa’s international banking business across EMEA & APAC. 

Sanjay joined Virtusa through its acquisition of Polaris where he was a Partner and on the board of Polaris Canada. He played various leadership roles at Polaris over a decade – a few of them being Chief Sales Officer for Americas and Head of New Business Development for Europe & Americas.

Prior to joining Polaris, Sanjay was instrumental in setting up a successful start up in the Contact Center technology space for one of the leading conglomerates in Dubai, UAE addressing the Middle East, Africa & the Mediterranean region. He also worked with a few other pioneering organizations in the ICT / Telecom sector in India prior to his start up journey. 

He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He also has certifications in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard University and Financial Markets from Yale University. 

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