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N. Venkatagiri (Giri)
Director, Product & compliance

Giri has cumulative work experience of over 24 years, most of which was in the banking and financial industry. Through his stint in the banking and financial industry, his core focus was on partner acquisition and management, product management, profitability, compliance control and financial / risk management.

Prior to joining OpenTap, Giri held several senior positions in the retail businesses of Kotak group - Kotak Mahindra Bank, Kotak Life Insurance, Kotak Mahindra Primus and Asian Paints.

He has been a firm believer in ensuring product - market fitment and regulatory compliance; and a vocal advocate of ethical selling. In line with this, he instituted various practices in the businesses and was involved in making these beliefs a part of the process.

Throughout his career, Giri was called upon whenever there was a need to grow the business. Be it a region, a product or a service. And he’s always come out a winner. Through some of these roles, under his leadership, he has grown various businesses profitably while capturing larger market share.

He takes keen interest in world economics, politics and keeps a close watch on trends in international finance and policies. He has been an advisor on investments / insurance with the objective of helping people understand the importance of insurance, benefits of early investments and choosing the right product basis the need. In line with this, he has been a speaker at several public forums including shows hosted by imminent media houses in the country.

Giri wanted to jump off the corporate tread mill and put his expertise to use in the start-up world of AltFin and was all set to start something of his own. However, he saw a perfect fit at OpenTap after several meetings with the founders and understanding its raison d’etre. The rest as they say, is history.

Giri holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce from Bharathiyar University Coimbatore, India and an inter in ICWA.

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