Ajay leads the Financial Services Leader sector in the EY Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia (CESA) region. He also works with accounts teams in other emerging markets in EMEIA, including Africa, India and MENA, to drive transformative growth on priority international accounts. Prior to his regional role, he was the EY Global Banking & Capital Markets Turnaround & Restructuring Leader.
With over 20 years of professional experience, Ajay has advised clients in the banking sector on operational improvement, transactions and restructuring. He advises national authorities, government agencies and banks across Europe on the reshaping of banking systems, individual banks transformation and the strategic repositioning of bank assets.
As an advocate of the role financial services can play to support economic growth, Ajay leads the Capital and Balance Sheet topic for EY’s Knowledge Partnership with the European Banking Federation (EBF).
Ajay holds an MA in Law from the University of Oxford.
How Ajay is building a better working world
“In my work with clients, we work together to build trust and confidence in banks and the wider banking system. Banks are undergoing profound change from dealing with legacy issues, new regulations and supervision and technological transition. At the same time, they are having to respond to relentless disruption in society, business and geopolitics. Financial services organizations that embrace change renew themselves and emerge more resilient and relevant.”