Ajay Sondhi

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director at IDFC FIRST Bank

Mr. Ajay Sondhi is a seasoned Financial Services and Board professional with extensive Indian and global experience. Mr. Sondhi was most recently Founder & CEO of Sentinel Advisors Pte Ltd, Singapore, a boutique business and strategy advisory firm. He has had a long career in banking, and has held several senior leadership roles in the industry in India and overseas. He was previously MD and Regional Manager for PWM at Goldman Sachs, Singapore. Mr. Sondhi started his career with Citibank India where he rose to become corporate bank and corporate finance head. He subsequently worked with Salomon Brothers Hong Kong, and then moved back to India as Group CEO for Barclays Bank and BZW. He was subsequently Country Head and CEO India for UBS AG, and then went on to become the Vice Chairman and Managing Director for Kotak Mahindra Capital Company.

In addition to financial services, Mr. Sondhi also has a strong interest in public health and has a number of engagements in the health sciences area. He recently held an appointment as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute, Boston. Mr. Sondhi is a Board Director of Maxx Medical Pte. Ltd., Singapore; a Board Director of Noora Health, a California based non-profit active in health education; and an Independent Director on the Board of IDFC Limited. He has previously been an Advisory Board member of Tufts Medical School, Boston, an Independent Director of IDFC Bank, and also of Mahanagar Gas Ltd. Mr. Sondhi is a 2017 Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. He has an MBA in Finance from JBIMS, Mumbai University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honors) from St. Stephens College, Delhi University.


  • Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

    Current role