Ms Soumya Rajan

Board Member

Ms Soumya Rajan is the Founder, MD, and CEO of Waterfield Advisors, India's largest independent multi-family office that advises on assets of ~US$3.5 bn. She previously worked at Standard Chartered Bank India for 16 years, where she headed their Private Banking Division from 2008 to 2010, and has a wide range of banking experience in consumer banking, risk management, and SME banking.


Having served till earlier this year as Vice-Chair of Reach to Teach, a UK charity focused on primary education for disadvantaged children in India, Soumya currently serves on the boards of several other non-profit organisations, including Peepul, a charity focused on creating a school transformation platform for government schools and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar's Research Park and Entrepreneurship Centre.


She was recognised by the Association of International Wealth Management of India in 2019 as one of India's Top 100 Women in Finance. Soumya holds a BA (Hons) in Mathematics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and  an MA (Oxon.) in Mathematics from Oxford University, UK. She was a Radhakrishnan Scholar at Oxford.