Dr. Vinay Kumar Singh is a doctorate in Economics and a seasoned management professional.
Vinay has nearly two decades of experience in financial services with a successful track record in multinational organizations viz. Citibank NA & Aviva Life Insurance. He has multi-business experience in consumer lending, retail banking and insurance. Vinay has worked across geographies with cross-functional stints in sales, distribution, strategy, credit & risk, learning & development, and wealth management with experience in start-up/ turnaround situations.
At Aviva Life Insurance, Vinay implemented productivity enhancement of the sales teams by leveraging technology to digitalize the sales process and institutionalize blended learning. As the National Sales Strategy Head for the branch banking business at Citibank NA, Vinay successfully delivered the turnaround of laggard branches and early breakeven of new branches.
Vinay trained to be a Chemical Engineer at IIT Kanpur and then did a dual major in Economics & Finance at IIM Calcutta. He completed his doctorate in Economics from Management Development Institute Gurgaon where his thesis was on “The Dynamics of Financial Inclusion and Economic Growth amid Demonetization”. He has published his research in top ranking peer reviewed academic journals. Vinay’s research interests are in impact assessment of financial inclusion policies, adoption of financial products and time-series econometrics. He is a regular contributor of opinion pieces in the leading financial daily Mint on topics related to financial inclusion.