Vedika Bhandarkar

Managing Director of India,

About Me: Vedika Bhandarkar, Managing Director, serves as's senior leader in India, overseeing the organization's strategy, growth and water and sanitation program expansion in the country. is a not-for-profit organization that pioneers market-driven, financial solutions to enable access to water and/or sanitation for people living at the base of the economic pyramid. Vedika and her team continue to scale WaterCredit, a solution that empowers people by helping them access small, affordable loans that enable them to install household water connections and toilets. works through direct partnerships with financial and non-financial organizations, collaboration with enabling partners and engagement with the Government’s Swachh Bharat Mission. has been working in India for more than 10 years with offices in Chennai and Delhi. Working with implementing partners, has helped reach over 6 million people in India with access to water and/or sanitation.

Prior to joining in January 2016, Vedika served as Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited from 2010-2015. Previously, she served as the Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan, where she worked from 1998-2010. She began her career at ICICI Bank in 1989. Since early 2015, Vedika has dedicated her time to serving as independent director on several corporate boards, and as a volunteer, fundraiser and board member of the Jai Vakeel Foundation, an institution focused on children and adults with intellectual disability. She is based in Mumbai with her family.