Ajay Pratap Singh Pundhir

Churning data to translate vision into reality, create user-friendly AI products and tell insightful stories.

Mr Ajay Pratap Pundhir leads G42 Analytics’s AI initiatives in UAE. He helps clients get real impact from big data, analytics and AI by working with them to articulate and drive a bold ambition and to build game-changing capabilities to transform their businesses.

Mr Ajay has more than 12 years of experience driving business impact from Big data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. He has worked with premier brands across the globe in consumer electronics, financial services, and signal intelligence domains.

Mr Ajay is an expert in organization-wide analytics transformation. He has helped his company and many other clients devise their analytics strategy, drive growth and margin through analytics solutions, and build strong teams and capabilities.

Work Authorization: Distinguished Talent Independent Visa (858), Eligible for working in Australia and New Zealand.

Key Skills

Team Management

Project Management


Data Science

Cloud Computing


Positions Held

Group 42
June 2018 – Present
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Principal Data Scientist

AI Portfolio Management
Team Management
Responsible for Productionalizing AI Capabilities

American Express
Jan 2015 – Apr 2018
Bengaluru Area, India

Machine Learning Engineering Lead

Key Projects:
Social Media Analytics
Merchant Anomaly Response System

Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore
Oct 2011 – Dec 2014
Bengaluru Area, India

Technical Lead

Key Project:
Contextual recommendation Engine
Tizen Framework

Nokia R&D, India
Jan 2010 – Sep 2011
Bengaluru Area, India

Developer and Open Source Contributor

Key Project:
Editing Feature on Freoffice

Companies Worked For

Professional Education

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Professional Course on Business Management

London Business School

Certificate Course on Business of AI

Liverpool John Moores University,

Master of Science – MS

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Master’s Thesis with Distinction on “Contextual Image Search”

International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India
2018 – 2019

PG Diploma in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India
2008 – 2010

Master of Technology (M. Tech)

Grade 3.45/4.0 GPA
Major: Software Design and Architecture

Uttar Pradesh Technical University, India
2001 – 2005

Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech)

Electronics Engineering