Pallavi Deshpande is the founder and editor-in-chief for TradeSamaritan.com, the online magazine dedicated to Trade and Finance. TradeSamaritan.com also encourages trade professionals, trade finance experts, bankers, buyers, sellers, regulators and facilitators to write and submit articles that may be beneficial to the growth of the industry.
Pallavi has been a pro banker, world trade finance and world trade services project expert with over 15 years of solid experience spanning multinational companies like Citibank, ICICI Bank, Tata Consultancy Services, Standard Chartered Bank and IDBI Bank. She has earned MBA in Finance and Masters in Business Management. She is also a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist from ICC, Paris.
In her erstwhile job assignments she has led multiple automation, re-engineering and process improvement projects. She has successfully trained staff and implemented Lean processing and Agile methodologies to improve operational efficiency especially in high volume scenarios. Pallavi has continually been active in inducting new joinees, providing product, process and regulations training to the experienced staff and has conducted educative country-wide workshops for Corporate clients. She has serviced several top and mid tier corporate clients and has provided valuable insights in structuring products, process and complex transactions.
Double Masters, Banking & Financial Services professional with over 15 years of leadership experience in projects, products, processes and people. Currently working as Program Manager at Google, Mountain View, leading the feedback engineering team which is instrumental in analyzing customer feedback, trends and user interaction for over 200 Google products like YouTube, Google Chrome, Google Hangouts, Gmail and many more.