Commercial Banking Group, California Bank & Trust
Sanjay Sinha is a Relationship Manager with California Bank & Trust in the Commercial Banking Group in San Francisco where his portfolio includes schools, universities and museums. The Commercial Banking Group is focused on developing relationships with middle market companies in California and adjacent states. Sanjay’s professional experience also includes working for Yasuda Trust & Banking Company, Rabobank International, start-ups in Silicon Valley and The Coca-Cola Company. Since 2007, Sanjay has also been a pro bono Business Advisor with Pacific Community Ventures, an organization that helps companies in traditionally overlooked areas to gain access to capital, business advice, and critical business resources that will accelerate their growth. Sanjay’s past pro-bono commitments include MCE Social Capital where he was Deputy CFO. Relying upon innovating funding model that leverages private capital and a primarily pro-bono staff, MCE has disbursed more than $185 million in loans to over 100 microfinance institutions (MFIs) throughout the developing world, reaching millions of people. As of the end of 2018, the end beneficiaries of the MFI portfolio were 64% women and 57% rural. Sanjay has spoken about Microfinance and poverty related topics at Triple Bottom Line Investing Conference in Amsterdam, The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Monterey Bay International Trade Association in Monterey Bay, and at several universities such as St. Mary’s College, San Francisco State University, University of Southern California, University of California - Berkeley and University of California - Davis. Sanjay’s other past bro-bono commitment was as a Board member and member of the Executive Committee at City CarShare, a Bay Area non-profit car sharing company that provided convenient & affordable access to cars and predated both Uber and Lyft. Sanjay was part of the team that merged City CarShare with Carma, a company that focuses on high occupancy commuter solutions. City CarShare subsequently merged with Getaround, Bay Area’s largest carsharing platform. City CarShare was guided by the belief that access to mobility would bring about greater economic participation as well as reductions in auto emissions. Sanjay holds a Bachelor of Science in management from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Georgia State University.