Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, BankMobile
Luvleen Sidhu is the Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer at BankMobile, a completely digital bank, offering an entirely fee-free checking account, aimed at helping the underbanked, millennials and middle-income Americans have an affordable, effortless and financially empowering banking experience.
Sidhu is also a member of the BankMobile Board of Directors and Director and Founder of the BankMobile Foundation, where she identifies and funds budding entrepreneurs and organizations that promote financial literacy.
Sidhu, along with her father Jay Sidhu, co-authored, “Why Can’t Banks Be As Easy As Uber?: BankMobile And The Real Future Of Banking,” which reached #1 International Amazon Best Seller-status and landed the authors on Amazon’s Top 100 Authors list in Business and Money in less than 24 hours.
Sidhu has also been recognized in the industry for her accomplishments. She was named the Fintech Woman of the Year by LendIt Fintech for the LendIt Fintech Industry Awards in April 2019; one of Crain’s New York’s 2019 Notable Women in Banking & Finance; a 33 Under 33 Awards 2018 winner, one of CEO Connection’s Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market in both 2018 and 2017 and its 2017 Mid-Market Young Leader; one of Bank Innovation’s top innovators worldwide in June 2017, 2016 and 2015; ‘Most Innovative Woman in Banking – Greater New York’ and ‘Best Women Owned Financial Services Company – New York’ in Corporate America’s 2016 American Businesswoman Elite Awards; one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s ‘Women to Watch in Banking’ in September 2016; the Lehigh Valley Business Women of Influence – Woman to Watch Honoree in February 2016; a winner of New York Business Journal’s Women of Influence Awards in November 2015; and one of Auto Finance News’ ‘10 Executives to Watch in Auto Finance’ in September 2015.
Sidhu has been featured regularly in the media including on CNBC, Bloomberg Radio, Yahoo Finance, Fox News Radio and in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, American Banker, Crain’s New York, FoxNews.com, among others.
Sidhu is also a national and international speaker at industry conferences and at undergraduate and graduate programs, where she encourages financial innovation and entrepreneurship.
Prior to her current role, Sidhu was a management consultant at Booz & Co. in their financial services practice and an investment analyst at Neuberger Berman in their hedge fund of funds group.
Sidhu holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Harvard College.