Samveet Sahoo


Samveet Sahoo is a Manager in Digital Financial Services domain of MSC India, focused in Payments and Distribution. He has seven years of experience in business strategy, client management, new product development, and stakeholder engagement in the financial services sector, spanning digital financial solutions to rural and inclusive banking.

He has worked on projects with banks, mobile network operators (MNOs), agent network managers (ANMs), microfinance institutions (MFIs), fintechs, regulators and governments in Bangladesh, India, and Liberia. He is currently the Country Program Manager for MetLife’s I3 program. His areas of expertise include project management, customer experience mapping, strategy and product development, user-interface evaluation, product evaluation, institutional assessments and risk analysis, market research, channel design, process re-engineering, pilot testing and support to roll-out, monitoring and evaluation, and the development of analytical frameworks and policy analysis.

Posts by Samveet Sahoo

PayAgri: Transforming the lives of small and marginal farmers

This blog looks at an agtech that works toward finding lucrative markets for the most challenging sub-segment within the low- and moderate-income segments—small and marginal farmers (SMF). We look at the agtech’s journey and the impact of COVID-19 on its work.

Closing the Gender Gap: Opportunities for the Women’s Mobile Financial Services Market in Bangladesh

This report aims to catalyse the financial inclusion of financially underserved Bangladeshi women through improved MFS adoption.

Country Focus Note: Vietnam

Given the government’s push towards a cashless economy by 2020, we may expect technology-driven and innovative solutions to emerge in Vietnam through active collaborations between fintechs and incumbent financial service providers.

Country Focus Note: Bangladesh

Fintech players in Bangladesh, primarily led by the MFS players, have a huge potential to address the key constraints that hold back financial inclusion and to facilitate the integration of underserved segments into the formal financial services sector.

Learnings from Transforming Villages into ‘Less-cash Villages’: Part Two

MicroSave has been working with NPCI and leading public sector banks to create a less-cash ecosystem in select villages across the country. This note captures the concluding part of the journey.

Learnings from Transforming Villages into ‘Less-cash Villages’: Part One

MicroSave has been working with NPCI and leading Public Sector Banks to create a less-cash ecosystem in select villages across the country. This highlights the lessons learnt during the intervention and highlights the key steps involved.

First digitally enabled panchayat in Kerala

As the Government of India, under its “Digital India” campaign, continues to promote accessibility and usage of digital modes of payments across India, MicroSave partnered with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to transform a panchayat near Munnar, Kerala into “less-cash” Panchayat. AEPS and BHIM Aadhaar are the two products users are using in this […]

First digitally enabled panchayat in Odisha

This NPCI initiative brings insights on the digital transformation journey that the organization has undertaken to enable panchayats across the country, and encourage active and sustaining village level participation.