StraitsBridge: Delivering innovative solutions to Financial Institutions

StraitsBridge is a leading provider of consulting and implementation services to banks and financial institutions across multiple domains with a primary focus on finance, risk and enterprise analytics. The prime aim of the organization is to maximize value for its clients across verticals such as business intelligence and analytics, big data, financial management, and risk management. StraitsBridge prides itself for achieving and delivering innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and building sustainable value for its clients.

Inception and Salient features of StraitsBridge

StraitsBridge was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Singapore with offices in UAE and India. The company aims to bridge the gap between the advice and implementation support financial institutions need and what traditional consulting firms offer. StraitsBridge believes that financial institutions are best supported by practitioners who bring wide-ranging hands-on experience and leverage leading global practices to develop and implement bespoke solutions.

StraitsBridge delivers end-to-end solutions to clients with specialization and deep expertise in financial services & analytics technologies. StraitsBridge proudly presents its pool of experts which includes industry experts in banking and technology who are dedicated to achieving exceptional outcomes for its clients. This salient feature of the company has set it apart in the market and has crowned it as the best in what it does. StraitsBridge professionals understand the financial institutions, the complexity of processes involved, policies and systems across an organization. The firm brings together a unique mix strategy, finance, risk, business intelligence, technology, productivity and organizing skills which makes it a leading choice for financial institutions seeking lasting transformation.

Contributing to Client Growth with Customized solutions

StraitsBridge provides leading-edge advisory and implementation services across finance, risk and analytics domains to banks and financial institutions in Asia, Middle East & Africa. Services are provided across the following domains:

  • Finance: This covers financial control, performance management, balance sheet & capital management, finance systems, investor relations, and strategy development.
  • Risk: catering to both risk governance and risk management.
  • Data and Analytics: handling business intelligence, analytics, predictive modeling, and big data.

StraitsBridge assists its clients achieve desired transformation through developing practitioner-led impactful strategies and implementing them effectively. The use of this unique approach to consulting and implementation enables StraitsBridge to build a robust case and deliver the desired transformation based on a deeper understanding of clients’ business and its stakeholders. Since the methodologies at the firm are developed by hands-on executives the results are practical and actionable, and always with a view to creating value.

StraitsBridge Leadership

Sanjay Uppal is the Founder and CEO of StraitsBridge Advisors.  Sanjay has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from the premier Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, a Master’s degree in Physics and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from BITS, Pilani. He has also completed the Strategic Financial Leadership program from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Sanjay’s experience in senior leadership and Board positions across leading banks in Asia and the Middle East helps him bring 25 years of expertise in developing and delivering successful regional and global transformations for the firm’s clients. Under such valuable experience and leadership, StraitsBridge has flourished and achieved many milestones in a short span of time.

The Path to Success

The awards and applauds clearly speak of StraitsBridge’s prowess. Despite being a young firm in its domain, StraitsBridge is evidently punching above its weight and is increasingly recognized and engaged by financial institutions for strategic projects and initiatives. Additionally, StraitsBridge’s techno-functional specialization and its unique delivery model have been recognized by global technology majors who have now entered into formal partnerships with the firm. In 2016, StraitsBridge was recognized among the:

  • 25 most promising Business Intelligence Solution Providers by APAC CIO Outlook, and
  • 20 most promising Enterprise Performance Management Solution Providers by CIO Review.

Values behind the Company’s Successes

At the core of the firm are its values, which distinguish it from others in the field. The company’s fundamental beliefs guide the actions and behavior and influence the way the employees engage with each other, clients and communities. The firm’s core values are encapsulated in ‘The SPIRIT of StraitsBridge’, reflecting Service excellence, Passion, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork.

The company strives to excel in each aspect of its business and seeks continuous improvement. Passion has a measurable impact on all the work that is carried out in StraitsBridge, which helps the firm deliver extraordinary outcomes for the clients. StraitsBridge’s advisors uphold the highest ethical and professional standards in business practices.

The firm treats everyone with dignity and values the knowledge, skills, experience, and diversity; be it employees or clients. The company believes that each person plays a valuable role in the success of the company. A positive attitude towards innovation and creativity is a key feature of the environment in StraitsBridge. The firm believes that applying innovative thinking and creativity to every task at hand, helps develop a strong and customized solution to problems. The team of StraitsBridge Advisors trusts that everyone and every act of cooperation makes a difference and the company thrives to make each and every member become successful.

Recent Initiatives and Future Growth

In January 2018, StraitsBridge launched its latest venture – FinBOTS AI – that provides strategic consulting, implementation and delivery services for robotic process automation (RPA) to Financial Services industry. The firm is also looking forward to integrating the power of Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data to bring leading-edge solutions to its clients.

Source: The 20 Most Admired Tech Companies 2018

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