Pinaki Aich

Pinaki Aich

VP Group Strategy
Dubai International Financial Centre Authority


Mr. Aich oversees Group Strategy for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) helping the centre realize its 2024 strategy targets as well as develop new emerging and disruptive industries such as Fintech.

Prior to the DIFC, he worked in the Private Equity/Venture Capital and Financial Technology industry in Silicon Valley, California. Mr. Aich co-founded a Private Equity fund, Auxano Capital Partners, a $150M fund investing in cutting edge technology companies which are making an impact in the environment space in the US. Mr. Aich is also on the advisory board of Silicon Valley based firms including the world’s first Machine Learning based options pricing platform and other Private Equity advisory businesses in the United States and has strong connections to the startup habitat within the valley. His key areas of interest and expertise are around Financial Technology and AI/Machine Learning.

He has 15 years+ of cumulative experience across investment, technology, strategy and marketing across the US, Middle East and India. Mr.Aich has a Masters in Business from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MBA in marketing and an undergrad in Math.