Sangeeta Venkatesan is the Executive Chairman of FairVine Super, a superannuation fund designed for women, and CEO and Co-founder of Applegrove Capital, a capital advisory firm focused on sustainable investment including renewable energy, healthcare and agriculture.
She is a highly sought-after speaker, media commentator, judge for awards functions and thought leader across banking and finance, superannuation, fin-tech, sustainable investing and gender equality.
She is no stranger to breaking through the glass ceiling. Thus far she is the only female who has been the CEO of a stockbroking firm (APP Securities) in Australia.
She also she serves as a Board Member of Women in Banking and Finance, and Treasurer of Australia-India Business Council NSW.
Having worked in the banking and finance sector for more than 23 years, Sangeeta’s experience spans several continents including London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, at some of the most prominent and globally recognised firms, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers/ Nomura, KPMG, and The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (‘CBA’).
Whist at CBA Sangeeta represented the bank at various Australia-China financial collaboration dialogues including and co-authored a book titled “The Renminbi – from the Peoples’ Money to a Global Currency” focusing on the evolving Chinese economy and financial liberalisation, and opportunities for both Australian and Chinese companies that trade or invest across the Australia-China corridor.
She played a significant role in integrating the erstwhile Lehman Bothers’ business into Nomura and represented the firm at The International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) Credit Derivatives Committee and Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s (AFME) Credit Board.
Recently, Sangeeta won the ‘Innovator of the Year’ award at Money Management and Super Review’s Women in Financial Services Awards 2019.
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