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Mahesh Uttamchandani

Global Solutions Lead for Credit Infrastructure
Mahesh Uttamchandani is the Global Solutions Lead for Credit Infrastructure in the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice.

The Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice implements comprehensive solutions that integrate World Bank services (loans/credits, guarantees, and risk-management products) and IFC services (advisory services and investments in private-sector firms).

Mahesh leads the World Bank Group'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 positions both at the World Bank (Finance & Private Sector Development) and the IFC (Investment Climate Advisory Services).

Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Mahesh worked at the EBRD and as a commercial litigator with a private law firm. 
Mahesh is a Canadian lawyer who practiced for several years exclusively in the areas of secured transactions and insolvency at a leading Canadian law firm and has published and lectured extensively in North America, Europe and Asia.