Rashmi Pilllai is the Director of Programmes of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. She is a Financial Services Specialist with over 13 years work experience driving private sector led development across East Africa and South Asia. Before joining FSD Uganda, Rashmi has been the Technical Specialist working with CGAP at the World Bank and the Better Than Cash Alliance at the UNCDF responsible for country level programs/initiatives, market relationships, and management of the related budget, vendors, and consultants. She led CGAP’s global learning programs (learning streams) on merchant payments, innovative and scalable solutions to credit needs of micro, small and medium enterprises, and digital credit. And has also represented BTCA providing the Rwandan Ministry of Finance on their National Payments Strategy and ongoing informal sector pension initiative with technical assistance.
Rashmi founded the largest deal flow pipeline platform for for-profit social enterprises, called “Sankalp Forum” and took it to scale. The platform today has expanded across South, and East Asia and East Africa. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and has had a number of other certifications.Posted on