"Banker, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, Investor, Writer, Thinker, Mentor & more"
Anurag Khanna, Founder & CMD of Banknet Group has long working experience in the Indian financial sector both Indian & Foreign Banks. Mr Khanna has led Banknet India from conceptualization to making it a major brand in the banking and IT industry. He also holds the responsibility of Chief Editor for Banknetindia.com.
He is a mentor at Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad. He was member of Information Technology Committee of Indian Merchants' Chambers. He was associated as faculty for Management Development Programme on Banking of NMIMS Business School. He also worked with IIM Ahmedabad to sophisticate the use of IT and the application of various intelligent systems in the Indian banking sector.He had personally guided diversification of Banknet Group into Media Six Sigma Films. He has led Six Sigma Films to become the largest producer & distributor of short films in India and 7th largest Short Film YouTube channel. He has conceptualized and launched India's biggest platform for film funding & finance, Film Funding Network (FFN) after big success of film finance conferences & awards in India (COFFI). He is connected with top funds, investment bankers, eminent filmmakers across the globe.
He was judge of Prepaid Awards India 2012. He has mentored & judged "Power of Ideas” by Economic Times (ET). He judged Eureka 2010, IIT Bombay’s Business Plan contest, recognized as Asia’s biggest competition in terms of Prizes, Participation and Resources. He was also an advisor and judge for the ZDNet Asia Smart50 Awards, which aimed to recognize the top 50 businesses in Asia, including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, India, Thailand, that are using IT to drive business efficiency, expansion and innovation.
His main focus in the banking career has been in the areas of business promotion, corporate banking, credit and international finance. He began his banking career as a probationary officer with the State Bank of India where he gained experience in several aspects of banking and served in various positions including as a branch manager.
Mr. Khanna helped, Fuji Bank set up its first branch in India. Khanna headed Fuji Bank's Corporate Finance in India, which included overseas lending, syndicated cross border deals, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures in coordination with the Singapore and Tokyo offices. As per Euromoney Loanware, Fuji Bank was ranked number one in terms of syndicated cross border transactions in India in 1997.
He is interested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Financial Inclusion Initiatives. He is a known authority on Film Financing & had spoken at film industry events. He is presently structuring Finwood Film & Media Fund.
He has contributed articles in various publications including Journal of Indian Bank Association, Journal of Indian Institute of Bankers (IIBF), Journal of The Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), Intelligent Banker, C|Level Asia, CNETAsia. He was also associated with the Limca Book of World Records. He has contributed as panelist/expert in publications like Chartered Financial Analyst, Business Today, Business-Standard, Express Computers, Impact, Outlook India etc.
He has been quoted by major magazines, Reuters, Economic Times, Times of India and various Television Channels. He has been panelist and speaker at major seminars and conferences,globally. .
Other than banking, finance, BPO & technology, his interests and expertise lie in areas of social media & entertainment industry. He plays and closely follows Golf, Tennis and Cricket.
He is active on Social Media. He had one of the top 1% most viewed @LinkedIn profiles. He is regarded an influencer in twitter community. He has also selected by American Express - Achievers' Inc as The Ace Networker.
You can also connect with him through BanknetGroup@ Gmail.com
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