Raj Date is the founding director of the Payments Leadership Council. As a longtime investor in and advocate for the promise of financial technology, Raj established the PLC as a forum for industry CEOs to share their perspectives on the public policies and payments solutions that will expand global commerce and drive inclusive growth.
Outside his work with the Council, Raj serves as the Managing Partner of Fenway Summer→, a fintech venture investment firm, and the Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of FS Vector, a fintech advisory firm. He also serves as a Director for a number of innovative firms in financial services.
Raj was the first-ever Deputy Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As the Bureau’s second-ranking official, he helped steward the CFPB’s strategy, its operations, and its policy agenda. He also served on the senior staff committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and as a statutory deputy to the FDIC Board. Before being appointed Deputy Director, Raj acted as the interim leader of the new agency, serving as the Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. He led the CFPB for most of the first six months after its launch.
Prior to his time in public policy, Raj was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Deutsche Bank Securities and Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Development at Capital One Financial.
Raj is a graduate of the College of Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley and the Harvard Law School.