Mahesh Uttamchandani is the Practice Manager for Digital Development in East Asia & the Pacific (EAP). In this role, he manages the World Bank’s lending, advisory and knowledge work on digital transformation in EAP. Mahesh previously managed the World Bank’s digital finance work as practice manager for Financial Inclusion, Infrastructure & Access to Finance in the FCI Global Practice.
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 has been a member of the Executive Committee of CGAP, a board member of the legal journal, International Corporate Rescue, a board member of AfricaNenda 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.