Meet our Mentors: Puneet Chaddha, Advisor to the Board of Global Initiatives and Former CEO & Head

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’ve just finished with my previous role at HSBC and am preparing for the next phase of my career. I intend to help young companies establish a platform for sustainable growth. This would not only mean business growth but also initiatives that will help make them more resilient.

Please share your engagement with startups thus far.

I have mentored a number of startups and enjoy listening to them. As expected most of them are very confident about their products/solutions which sometimes prevent them from seeing larger opportunities. Keeping an open mind would be my advice.

Please share what you enjoy about being a mentor thus far.

Enjoying a birds-eye view allows me to spot issues/opportunities that tend to get missed in the day to day.

Why did you decide to become a mentor with Plug and Play?

I sensed a genuine desire to help startups. Apart from that, the professionalism of its staff was impressive.

For you, what is the value in being a mentor?

Mentoring invokes a strong sense of responsibility, which I find motivating.


This article was written by Puneet Chaddha

Puneet Chaddha is one of our Fintech mentors, and he is an Advisor to the Board of Global Initiatives and Former CEO & Head, HSBC Global Asset Management (South East Asia).

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