Sanjay Deshpande

Head of Banking, Communications & Emerging Industries at Virtusa

Sanjay Deshpande heads the Banking & Financial Services business, and is responsible for the overall P&L management, business growth strategy and execution across the Americas, excluding key strategic accounts.

With over two decades of his experience in the Financial Technology, Telecom and ICT space, Sanjay has successfully established and grown businesses across Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa.

In his previous role – Sanjay served as the partner and head of business development at Polaris for Americas & Europe. Prior to this, he was the chief sales officer for Polaris Americas where he successfully grew the business with the key clients across North America. Sanjay is also recognized for his significant contribution in establishing and growing Polaris’ Intellect suite of Universal Banking Products business (Intellectual Property) across Canada, Middle East & Africa.



  • Head of Banking, Communications & Emerging Industries

    Current role

  • EVP, Head of Banking & Financial Services - Americas