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Shalini Sankaranarayanan is an international development professional with over 17 years of experience working in the financial inclusion space. She has extensive experience working with multilateral and bilateral development organizations covering long term financial infrastructure reforms in credit information sharing, multi-stakeholder management and capacity building, legal and regulatory reform, advocacy and awareness raising, strategic planning, project development and execution, and fundraising.

Most recently as Director of Strategy with Kiva Protocol, she was leading the development of an innovative financial history solution leveraging emerging technologies to support greater financial inclusion for the most underserved.

Prior to Kiva, she served as a Credit Information Specialist with the World Bank and International Finance Corporation supporting the development and reform of credit information systems globally. As a Credit Information Specialist, she led and worked on credit information reform projects in several jurisdictions, including but not limited to Guyana, the OECS, the Bahamas, Suriname, Barbados, Haiti, the UEMOA, India, Nepal, the Seychelles, Somalia, Somaliland, Colombia and Peru. She has directly impacted the passage of credit information sharing laws in four jurisdictions, the establishment of three privately operated bureaus and one credit registry. Shalini has served as a critical thought leader in the credit information space and co-authored several key World Bank publications including the first ever set of standards around credit information sharing.

Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Shalini worked as an Economic Consultant on mass torts litigation with National Economic Research Associates, and as an Investment Banker with JP Morgan in New York.

She holds a Master’s in International Economic Development from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC, and a Bachelor’s in International Relations and French from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts.


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