Mahesh Uttamchandani - World Bank Group
Mahesh Uttamchandani is the Global Manager for Financial Inclusion & Infrastructure in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. In this role, he manages the World Bank Group’s global work on Payment & Market Infrastructures, Responsible Financial Access Insolvency, and Credit Infrastructure.
Mahesh is the Chair of the International Committee on Credit Reporting and oversees the World Bank’s Insolvency & Creditor Rights Task Force.
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.
Mahesh lives in northern Virginia with his wife and two daughters and is a die-hard trivia buff. In March 2020, he appeared on the popular TV quiz show, Jeopardy!