Inclusive Finance and Banking Team Vandana Dhawan


Associate Director - Inclusive Finance & Banking
New Delhi, India

Vandana Dhawan is an Associate Director in MicroSave’s Inclusive Finance & Banking domain. She is a financial inclusion consultant with more than twenty years of experience in strategic and financial advisory services gained through consulting projects with non- government organizations, multilateral organizations, IT and financial services companies/Banks and investment organisations in India. 
Vandana’s immediate previous assignment was in a leadership role with Population Foundation of India, New Delhi. Just prior to that, Vandana had a 15 year stint with PwC India where she rose to become Executive Director (Partner) – Financial Advisory Services. 

At PwC her role spanned across sectors, executing engagements for business plan formulations and review; restructuring, strategic options and diversification strategy; financial advisory for shareholder disputes, fund raising, mergers and acquisitions; and valuations (business, intangible and tangible assets) for tax, regulatory and financial reporting.
Some examples of her recent works include: 
  • Metlife Foundation supported digital financial services project: project management, assessment of MFIs to understand their institutional capacities and strategic readiness to implement technology in Bangladesh and Vietnam. 
  • PSIG’s Techno-Inclusion Fund in India, funded by Small Industries Development Bank of India: managing the project, identifying financial institutions looking to increase the use of technology in operations, and assessment of proposals. (2016 – ongoing)
  • Supporting Urban Micro and Small Enterprises through Technical Assistance to NBFC in India, funded by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation: Managing technical assistance delivery to non-bank financial institutions, P2P lending firm, BCNM and MFIs. (2016 – ongoing)
  • Facilitating Adoption of Digital Financial Services in BURO, a leading MFI in Bangladesh, funded by Metlife Foundation: Managing the project and providing oversight to advisory team on implementation of DFS in BURO. (2015 – Ongoing)
Vandana holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Finance) from FORE (Foundation of Organizational Research and Education) School of Management, Delhi.