Sonal is the Chief Data Officer of Validus Capital. She brings over 14 years of experience in analytics and risk management in the payments and lending space, having previously held senior roles at Indifi and American Express across Asia-Pacific and Europe. These include in-market stints in the UK, Japan, Singapore and India.
At Validus, Sonal works closely with the team to deliver data and technology-driven solutions for SMEs, while keeping data compliance and governance in order. Through a combination of big data and consistent dialogue with SMEs, Sonal and her team innovates some of the best-in-class solutions for borrowers.
Prior to joining Validus, Sonal headed the Analytics team at Indifi and held various roles in analytics, risk management and consulting and customer management at American Express. The last being Director, Global Customer Marketing Platforms at American Express where she led the end-to-end development of next generation big data solutions. She helped optimise the company’s marketing strategy, creating a single suite of platforms for all marketing campaigns and modeling needs. Sonal holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.