SHOMIK PANDA // DIRECTOR GENERAL // STAA
Shomik is the Director General of the STAA and fulfils the secretariat function on behalf of its members. He has extensive prior experience with the peer-to-peer sector and major financial institutions, more recently as a Vice-President in Government Relations for JPMorgan, where he represented the company before key policymakers in the EU; and previously as a Product Specialist in European Small and Mid-Cap Equities at Blackrock. After completing his MBA, Shomik travelled to Myanmar to set up a support services company, before returning to the UK as Head of Policy at Aleron Partners.
As well as a passion for politics and innovation, he loves all things sporting. He’s a keen supporter of Walsall FC; he has run the Edinburgh Marathon and also cycled across the Scottish Highlands. Shomik has a BSc in Economic History from LSE; a Masters degree in Political Science from Columbia University; and a MBA from INSEAD.