Isvary Sivalingam


Isvary is a Senior Manager with a regional focus on Southeast Asia and serves as the Mekong lead at MSC. She has more than nine years of experience spanning both the public and private sectors.

She started her career at the Singapore Economic Development Board, as part of the founding team responsible for driving the policies to spur research and investments to build a then-nascent Clean Energy sector. In the last six years she has specialised in the international development sector, specifically working on poverty and vulnerability alleviation through economic development and financial inclusion. Through recent projects focused on regulatory enablement and technology relevance for Financial Inclusion, she has deepened her knowledge on and networks in the Asian Fintech space. Her areas of expertise include strategy, business development and project development/design and management. She has a proven track-record in partnership management across a variety of international and philanthropic organisations such as Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Asian Development Bank, the MetLife Foundation and the UN in the Palestinian Territories and the ASEAN region.

Posts by Isvary Sivalingam

Agency Banking: How Female Agents Make a Difference

The key insights from MicroSave study offer a glimpse of how gender can impact customer experience in mobile money. These findings also offer important insights for agent network managers.