CEO and founder
Parth Desai is the founder and CEO of Pelican and serves on its Board of Directors.
With over twenty-five years of expertise in the practical application of Artificial Intelligence technology to payments and compliance, Parth has a thorough understanding of Payments, Securities, Anti-Money Laundering and Risk Management fields from both a business and technology standpoint.
Under Parth’s leadership, Pelican has grown to become a global market-leading company, delivering outstanding efficiency and product innovation benefits for customers in over 55 countries, and processing more than one billion transactions worth over US$5 trillion.
Prior to founding Pelican, Parth worked for Cognitive Systems as Research Scientist in New Haven under Roger Schank, a global pioneer of AI and Professor of Yale’s Artificial Intelligence Unit. Parth has a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from Georgia Tech, a B. Tech. from IIT, Mumbai, and has participated in several senior management programs in Harvard Business School, Boston and INSEAD, France.