Priya Rajan, Director at Silicon Valley Bank

Priya Rajan, Director at Silicon Valley Bank

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Priya is the Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank. As the Market Lead for India, SEA and Africa, she provides international market entry advice and introductions with a focus on technology and innovation cross-border companies, entrepreneurs and venture capital funds in emerging markets. Prior to this role she was Director of Early Stage practice where she oversaw enterprise-wide university engagement strategy and closely worked with top-tier incubators and accelerators, she helped founders create strategic partnerships with those who can accelerate the way forward. She also spent several years as the group controller for SVB Financial Group, where she managed financial and accounting functions for all global entities. As the global group financial officer, she served as a core member of the company’s Finance team. Through her work at SVB, Priya supports entrepreneurs who strive to make the world a better place, and she echoes that commitment in her free time as well. She’s on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and of Women Who Code, an organization dedicated to helping women to excel in technology careers. In addition, Priya is a charter member of TiE, as well as a venture partner at XFund and advisor at Entrepreneurship at Cornell University.

Prior to this, she also played lead operational roles for 8+ years in establishing a global footprint for SVB (China, Israel, India, UK, Honk Kong, etc.). Prior to joining SVB, she held financial management roles for 10+ years at various institutions including Charles Schwab.

She has an MBA from Cornell University and a California CPA.