Country Leader - India & South Asia
About Ankur Saxena
Ankur has 24 years of experience in Sales with global banking and technology products. In his current role, he is a Country Leader at ACI Worldwide (Realtime Payments). He was Heading Sales at Oracle (Flexcube CBS & Analytics) and Sr. Director Sales at Infosys (Finacle).
He has led enterprise level transformations and innovations in projects with all segments of banks in India i.e. Public Sector, Private Sector, Postal, Telco, PBs, SFBs, RRBs & cooperatives. Ankur has led licenses teams and implemented projects along with professional and managed services. He has worked on multiple Ministry of Finance’s initiatives for financial inclusion, interoperability and direct beneficiary transfers for payments on Cloud.
At ACI Worldwide, Ankur is Country Leader and Head of Sales for India and South Asia. He is strategising and executing plans to enhance relationships with all the Top 20 banks and Fintech in the region for Base24 Switch (80% of Debit business of India), real-time payments (UPI), payment gateways and real-time (omni channel) fraud monitoring solution. ACI has entered into strategic partnerships and has done acquisition for selling all ACI solutions on-premise as well as on multi-cloud environments to various other segments of banks, fintechs & merchants.
At Oracle Financial Services; as Head of Sales for India and South Asia; Ankur was responsible for sales and team management. Under his leadership; business portfolio for Banking, Analytics as well as Insurance for ASEAN doubled over previous three years. He orchestrated net new licenses business with competitive wins in Core Banking, Digital, Risk & Finance from all the Top 10 banks in India and led Oracle to one of most successful platform wins for OFSS globally by replacing the Core Banking, Digital, risk n finance solutions at a large bank against fiercest competitions.
Ankur had his longest professional stint at Infosys (Finacle) for 12+ years. He was Global Sales Champion as Individual contributor and then as Sr. Director for South Asia where he won multiple new logos in payment banks and SFBs. Ankur has led 4 of the most complex Core Banking and Digital transformations in the Country: for CBS at India Post and it’s Payment bank; PayTm payment Bank and one of cooperative bank’s journey to Small Finance Bank and Global Payments adoption, upgrade and merger of PNB and it’s RRBs.
Ankur got his best grooming possible for an IT professional at CMC for a very long time where he got exposure to sell to large public sector enterprises. It wall followed by handling global accounts at Mphasis.