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Fintech and financial inclusion expert with 11+ years experience across emerging markets, particularly in Asia

Priya Surya is the CEO and Founder of Pareto (YC F3), a fintech startup focused on commitment savings, credit, and insurance. Prior to founding Pareto, she led new market growth in Asia for Bima--a mobile microinsurance company, and worked with the World Bank on technology and financial inclusion in South Asia.

Content expertise: Financial services--insurance, credit, savings; Telecom partnerships;
Functional expertise: Asia expansion, digital products, distribution strategy;

Pareto • India


2016 - Present (3 years, 4 months)
Adapting peer-to-peer lending for emerging markets; Creating digital products for the mass market in developing countries; Group lending, ROSCA, credit, and savings market landscape and regulation in India; Doing business in India;
Milvik (Bima) • India

Head of New Markets/Innovation and Channel Expansion Consultant

2013 - 2015 (1 year, 11 months)
BIMA uses mobile technology to deliver services that emerging market families need, but can't access through traditional channels. Our approach has transformed the insurance industry and the lives of over 24 million customers worldwide. BIMA's unique model combines powerful tech platforms with distribution by dedicated agents to create a business model that serves the bottom-of-the-pyramid profitably and sustainably.
The World Bank • United States

Consultant, Technology and Innovation

2010 - 2013 (2 years, 11 months)
The World Bank, a member of the World Bank Group, is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.
The World Bank

Private Sector Development Kenya

2005 - 2005 (5 months)