Sandhya Vasudevan

COO & MD, Deutsche Bank Group


Deutsche Bank Group



Sandhya Vasudevan is the COO and MD of Deutsche Bank Group, and the former Head of Service Centres for DBOI. She is also the Global Head of Business Engineering within the Global Business Services division of Deutsche Bank, and is part of the Asia Management team of Global Services.

Sandhya has over 24 years of rich industry experience in the field of operations, financial services and the IT-enabled services industry; and has worked with organisations such as Guardian Royal Exchange, Thomson Reuters and AXA. During her stint with Thomson Reuters, Sandhya led the organisation from 200 employees to about 9,000 at the time of leaving the organisation. Her most recent roles prior to joining Deutsche Bank were in strategic development (capability building and looking at business development in rapidly developing opportunities) and integration of Thomas Reuters.

Sandhya is an active industry leader and, until recently, was an Executive Council Member in NASSCOM. At present, she is part of the advisory committee of NASSCOM Foundation and member of the Regional Counsel in Bangalore. Additionally, she is involved in diversity and inclusion, innovation and R&D programmes.

She is also one of the founding members of the Bangalore Chapter of the Women Leaders’ group in CII apart from being a member of the Advisory Board of IMA and has been on the board of Swiss Re’s Shared Services in India since 2001. Member of the Young President’s Organsiation, Sandhya has an MBA in Marketing and an MA in History.