Pankaj Balani

CEO & CoFounder at Delta Exchange

Pankaj Balani has over 14 years of work experience in the financial services industry. Pankaj started their career in 2006 as a Sales Trader at UBS, where they catered to hedge funds for their hedging and volatility trading needs. In 2008, they joined Edelweiss Asset Management as an Associate. In 2010, they joined Elara Capital as Head of Derivatives Strategy and Sales, where they led Quantitative and Derivatives research desk & Flow desk, provided pipeline of quant trading ideas to clients and sales team, and designed derivative product portfolio. In 2012, they joined as Core Team Member and Vice President, Head - Product & Growth. In this role, they were responsible for achieving revenue & growth targets for eCom & salon listing biz, forging relationships with CEOs of institutional players in salon & spa industry in India, leading Purplle E-commerce & Salon Finder products, and streamlining warehouse processes to reduce pending orders. In 2016, they co-founded ZippyBots and in 2018 they co-founded Delta - Crypto Derivatives Exchange, where they are building the Next Gen Exchange for participants to trade Derivatives on Cryptocurrencies.

Pankaj Balani obtained their MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Indian School of Business in 2010. Prior to that, they received a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2006.


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    January 1, 2018 - present

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