Sanjay Deshpande

Head of Banking, Communications
and Emerging Industries 

Sanjay Deshpande heads North America Banking, Communications and Emerging Industries, and is responsible for the overall P&L management, business growth strategy and execution across the region.

Sanjay has successfully established and grown businesses across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia/Asia-Pacific markets. Prior to his current role, he was based out of London, UK, leading Virtusa’s international banking business across EMEA & APAC.

Sanjay joined Virtusa through its acquisition of Polaris where he was a Partner and played key leadership roles like the Chief Sales Officer for the Americas, Head of business development for Americas & Europe and board member of Polaris Canada. He is also recognized for growing Polaris’ flagship intellect universal banking product suite business manifolds across various geographies. 

Prior to joining Polaris, Sanjay worked with various organizations in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) space in the Indian Sub-continent & the Middle East and successfully established a Contact Center Technology start-up for one of the leading conglomerates in the UAE.

He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He also has Certifications in - Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School, Sustainability Finance from University of Cambridge, and Financial Markets from Yale University.

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