Ajay Chowdhery

COO and CFO, Portage Fintech Acquisition Corporation

Ajay Chowdhery has served as Partner at Sagard based in San Francisco since joining the firm in 2021.

Prior to Sagard, Ajay spent over a decade as an investor, advisor, and operator in the financial services and fintech. During his last six years at Visa, Ajay worked closely with Visa’s C-suite and business unit executives on identifying and executing acquisitions and investments. There, he also helped revive the M&A and investments function, significantly accelerating the pace of Visa’s deal activity across payments and the broader financial technology industry. Before that, Ajay was an investment banker with Barclays and Perella Weinberg Partners where he led numerous corporate engagements including M&A, joint ventures, carve-outs, recapitalizations, and strategic alternative assessments to startups, public and private companies across the globe in the financial services and financial technology industries.

Ajay holds an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.