Priya Kainth works in Risk Management at Deutsche Bank (AVP) where she started her career in 2013.

Inspired by the work ethic, drive and passion of her parents, Priya Kainth has not allowed obstacles to hold her back. From a young age she was recognised as a gifted & talented student and at the age of 18 she joined Deutsche Bank as an intern on the “I have a Dream” programme.

Standing true to her values, Priya continuously challenges the status quo and pushes her own performance bar. She explored different banks and divisions and was selected to participate in various competitive internships and programmes.

She is now an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank. At the time she earned delegated credit authority from the management board, she was one of the youngest in the division to make independent decisions on trade approvals and credit reports. Through her outstanding performance in Risk and the creation of her pivotal “Women in Risk” event she received a “Recognition Award”. Only 10% of employees are awarded this honour.

The large scale event encouraged employees to foster better relationships, take risks and vastly improved the working culture. Employees of all levels, genders and backgrounds feel more open to discuss and challenge topics which has resulted in reduced silos.

Priya is a committee member of the Deutsche Bank women’s network. She also gives back to young talent by providing advice and guidance. She transformed the graduate mentoring programme to allow young talent to develop and grow their careers. To encourage new talent to join the bank she is selected to participate in panel events for interns, graduates and masters’ students.
Keen to make contributions beyond the banking sector, Priya has taught English to disadvantaged children in Thailand, mentors children with learning difficulties at schools and is looking to become a Girl Guides Leader to help develop young girls and make a difference to the community.

She is of Indian descent and an avid backpacker.