Gaurav Aggarwal

Head of DLT & Tokenisation | Digital Assets | Senior Strategy Manager

London, GB


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I am currently HSBC’s Markets & Securities Services (MSS) distributed ledger and asset tokenisation leader. Along with other initiatives I oversaw HSBC’s collaboration with Singapore Stock Exchange and Temasek to issue a tokenised bond. I have also led the building of a new DLT service named the Digital Vault which is currently processing assets in excess of $20Bn. My team is currently studying the impact of digital assets on the securities industry having made recommendation on the business opportunities to use smart contracts to create new products or streamline operations. I also look after strategy for IT & Change for Securities Services (HSS) and have experience of laying out long term strategy to support the long-term business transformation. I have worked in financial services for twenty years focusing on asset servicing, custody and settlement and have implemented major in house and vendor platforms. I have experience of running large scale transformations and more recent experience working with FinTech’s on entrepreneurial ideas.

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Work experience

Aug 2019 - Present


Head of DLT & Tokenisation | Senior Strategy Manager - (HSS IT)

Leading HSBC Security Services(IT) efforts in Distributed Ledger and Asset Tokenisation space


Jan 2018 - Jul 2019


Head of API - HSS IT

Part of leadership team for Digital & Data (HSS IT) and responsible for delivering API capabilities for HSS.


Mar 2017 - Jan 2018

HSBC Global Banking and Markets

Head Global Custody Data & Asset Servicing IT

Responsible for Data warehouse and Asset Servicing platforms for Global Custody.


Jan 2016 - Feb 2017

HSBC Global Banking and Markets

Head Asset Servicing(Global Custody) IT


Apr 2011 - Dec 2015

HSBC Global Banking and Markets

Implementation Manager

Jul 2010 - Apr 2011

Barclays Capital

Assistant Vice President


Aug 2001 - Jun 2010

Tata Consultancy Services

Program Manager

Managed multiple client relationships over the years. Clients included major financial institutions such as BNP Paribas, Canadian Depository, RBC Dexia

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