Rashmi Pillai To Exit Financial Sector Deepening Uganda

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Rashmi Pillai, the executive director of the Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda will exit the organization in March 2022 after about four years.

Pillai has been the lead of strategic planning, stakeholder management and policy advisory the organization. Pillai has more than 13 years of experience in digital financial services, social enterprise and impact investing.

On FSD website, a search for a new executive director is on.

“The Executive Director (ED) will set the vision and be responsible for the overall delivery of FSDU’s programmatic and corporate strategy.

“She/He is responsible for the development of FSDU’s vision, mission, and strategy and oversees its delivery, ensuring that the organization is fully accountable to the Board, funders, and key stakeholders,” the job advert read in part.

Who is Rashmi Pillai?

Pillai has worked with regulators, private sector entities and development partners across multiple South Asian and East African countries.

Pillai’s digital finance advisory efforts have ranged from guiding policy makers on payment digitization, Fintechs on cash-in, cash-out agent placement, mobile network operators on merchant payments, to bankers on shared agency banking.

Pillai is also the co-founder of the Sankalp Forum, one of the largest social impact forums in the world that began in India in 2009 and today has expanded to multiple Asian and East African countries.

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Pillai is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a post-graduate degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

She also holds a Masters in Spectroscopic Physics and a Bachelors in Physics from India.

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