Manisha Banthia has always been drawn to new technology spaces with a keen interest in subjects like Economics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. An Economics graduate, she also started teaching younger students from a very early age. After her graduation, she opted for an MBA degree specialising in Finance.
“This was right before the stock market scams in India came to light. I was worried I had made a wrong choice. But things revived, and I started off with National Stock Exchange of India as my first job. This was just around the time when stock trading in India was being revolutionised in a digital and more regulated way,” she recalls.
She later worked with the Infosys consulting team heading their analytics team and was instrumental in developing building analytics products, including a patent for ‘Customer Analytics for Enterprises’. During her stints at Oracle Financial Services Software (earlier iflex solutions), she built analytics solutions for Citibank (Asia Pacific), and US clients like American Stock Exchange and Country Financial. Manisha has also worked on Marketing Analytics, Financial Performance and Fraud and Risk Analytics during her tenure at MetricStream and National Stock Exchange of India.
Presently, she is Vice President, Data & Analytics, Fiserv Global Services. In a conversation with HerStory, Manisha Banthia talks about her career, and how her company is helping women rise to the top.
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