Gautam Saxena

Head of Corporate Finance, APAC, ING

Gautam is a seasoned Investment Banker with a 25-year career across Asia Pacific and North America primarily focused on the Global TMT sector. He has been a senior trusted advisor to large and medium size corporates, multinationals, family-owned conglomerates and early-stage businesses where he has established long term relationships and driven stakeholder value creation. He has worked closely with CEOs, Company Boards, and investment institutions on strategic priorities with extensive deal experience across Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments, Growth Capital investments, Equity & Debt Capital Markets, Capital Structuring, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Impact Investing. Gautam’s last banking role was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) as the Head of Telecom, Media and Technology Investment Banking for Asia Pacific. He was with Merrill Lynch/BAML for 15 years and was previously in Investment Banking roles at HSBC, ABN AMRO and Lazard. He has worked across Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and India. He forayed into the investing world (2018-24) and founded Pegasus 7 Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in technology enabled impact businesses in Asia and Africa with a focus on sustainability.

Gautam is responsible for driving ING’s Corporate Finance strategy across its 11 markets in the Asia Pacific region, providing clients with the strategic advise to meet their aspirations. The bank’s extensive APAC presence is across Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. With its sector focused approach, ING brings deep domain expertise across specific global industries such as TMT, Infrastructure, Energy, FI, Healthcare, and Transport & Logistics.