Mahesh Uttamchandani is the Practice Manager for Financial Inclusion, Infrastructure & Access in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He manages Payment & Market Infrastructures, Responsible Financial Access, Credit Infrastructure, the global Financial Inclusion Support Framework program, the global Financial Consumer Protection program. He also jointly leads (with an IFC co-Head) the Universal Financial Access 2020 initiative. He was previously Practice Manager for SME Access to Finance and Credit Infrastructure.
Mahesh also served as a Global Lead for Credit Infrastructure Global Solutions Group, where he led the WBG's work in the areas of secured transactions, credit reporting and insolvency, including the insolvency and creditor/debtor rights initiative.
Mahesh joined the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency in 2006, and has since held various positions at both the World Bank and IFC
Prior to joining the WBG, Mahesh worked at the EBRD and as a commercial litigator at a leading Canadian law firm.
Mahesh is a member of the Executive Committee of CGAP, a board member of the legal journal, International Corporate Rescue, and a board member of INSOL International. He has published and taught at the university level and lectured extensively in North America, Europe and Asia.