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Renowned Executive at the core of Data-Driven Transformation at American Express to Advise

San Francisco, CA, April 8, 2019 –, open source leader in AI and machine learning, today at LendIt Fintech USA, the world’s leading event in financial services innovation, is delighted to announce that renowned financial services executive, Ash Gupta, has joined the company’s advisory board. is empowering companies across all sectors to deliver AI solutions that are radically transforming each industry. These market leading organizations are using platforms to decrease credit, fraud, regulatory and money laundering risks; improve product design, marketing and business innovation; and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty across thousands of use cases.

“Ash is a living legend that led the transformation of risk and financial services with data. Our customers and partners are excited for the opportunity to draw upon the depth of his experiences to transform every vertical with AI. I’m thrilled to have his brilliance and wealth of relationships by my side,” said Sri Ambati, CEO and founder at

“I am keen in learning from the brilliant people and customers of  I am excited about contributing to the success of as it serves diverse industries,” said Mr. Gupta. “We are fortunate to be at this unique moment in history and remains one of the most prolific partners impacting the most fundamental functions of its customers and partners.”

Ash retired from American Express in 2018 after 40 years of continuous service and was most recently the President, Global Credit Risk and Information management – to promote company-wide innovation in risk management, marketing and service. Prior to that, for many years Ash was the company’s Chief Risk Officer reporting to the CEO and the Board and was instrumental in navigating American Express successfully through the great recession.  

He is currently, a board member and Compensation Committee Chair for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ: ECPG), board member and chair for Corridor Platforms Inc., and a board member for Nova Credit.  In addition, he is a board advisor to MAPR technologies, Biz2Credit, Nexus Venture Partners, Advent International (deal advisor) and Global Consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

Ash has an MBA from Columbia University and a B. Tech in engineering from IIT Delhi (distinguished alumni, 2006). Ash serves as a board member and a Treasurer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York and (as an advisory) board member for South Asian Youth Action.

Gupta keynoted the sold-out 2018 H2O World NYC with his talk “Leveraging AI and ML to Drive Fundamental Transformation” found here.   


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