Onker Basu

Senior Director at Cornerstone Advisors

Onker Basu is a senior leader with over 25 years of banking and consulting experience. He has been consistently recognized for his ability to combine strategic planning, relentless execution and strong financial management to deliver sustainable positive results.

As a senior director on Cornerstone Advisors’ Strategy and Execution team, Onker helps banks and credit unions develop actionable strategies to drive growth and operational efficiency while providing insight on industry-leading best practices.

Experienced in strategy, operations and risk management processes across commercial and consumer segments, Onker has led several strategic end-to-end transformation initiatives in consumer and commercial lending driving both revenue and efficiency opportunities.

Prior to joining Cornerstone, Onker served as chief operating officer for the commercial segment of a Midwest regional bank. In this capacity, he had operational and P&L responsibility for a $12 billion portfolio serving the needs of small, medium and large companies over a five-state footprint. Prior to that, Onker held leadership roles accountable for strategy, operations and P&L management for Chase, KeyBank and National City. He has worked for several leading consulting firms, including Nextera, IBM and PwC.

Onker has a doctorate in business from Penn State University in State College, Pa., and a master’s in finance and bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Bombay. He holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.



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