Mr. Akshaya Bhargava aged about 60 years, is the Chief Executive of the Wealth, Entrepreneurs and Business Banking division of Barclays. Mr. Akshaya Bhargava joined Barclays in October 2014 as CEO of Wealth and Investment Management. Prior to this, he founded Infra Hedge with the vision of creating an investor centric hedge fund managed account platform for institutional investors. This was acquired by State Street in 2013 and is today one of the largest platforms of its kind with over $26Bn in AUM. Previously, Mr. Akshaya Bhargava was the CEO of Butterfield Fulcrum Group, a hedge fund administration business.
Mr. Akshaya Bhargava is also the former CEO of Infosys BPO, an outsourcing business that he took from start up to being ranked 7thin the industry within 4 years of launch, with over 8,000 employees. Mr. Akshaya Bhargava was selected as a finalist in the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Mr. Akshaya Bhargava started his career with Citibank where he spent 22 years and held senior roles such as Regional Head for Global Transaction Services in CEEMEA, a business covering 27 emerging market countries. Chairman and Chief Country Officer in the Czech Republic, and Global Product Head for Citibank's Emerging Local Corporates business in 18 countries.
Mr. Akshaya Bhargava received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics (Honors) from Poona University and PGDM from Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta.