He is the CEO & co-founder of Branch responsible for driving strategy, building the global team panning three continents, raising capital and ensuring that the word about the service reaches the right audience.
Branch has dispensed over $500 million in loans to over 4 million borrowers since its inception in 2015. He has raised over $1B in loans at Kiva and worked in 80 countries. He has been responsible for lending over 20M loans in 5 countries with Branch.
Deepankar is the founder of Omnibiz Africa (Mplify Limited). He is a well-experienced Business Planning professional with a degree in Business Innovation & Growth from Stanford University Graduate School of Business (Stanford SEED -Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies). He has served in different capacities including as a zonal marketing manager at Dufil and as National Sales Manager at Lucky Fibres Plc.
In March 2010, Deepankar founded VConnect, an SME tech company, that focused on the way businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa acquired and engaged with customers.
He is the Managing Partner, Italy / Director North Africa and Switzerland of Plug and Play. He is also the Founder and President of Poliferie, an NGO that holds workshops on educational opportunities, technology and soft skills in 20+ schools around Italy.