Abhishek Agrawal is Accion’s Chief Regional Officer for South Asia, based out of India, and is responsible for overseeing Accion’s operations in the region. A key region for Accion in its mission to advance financial inclusion, several features of the region and countries within it – such as an enabling regulatory environment, startup ecosystem, and entrepreneurial culture – make it a prime market for inclusive fintech innovation.
As an Accion representative, Abhishek serves on the boards of SubK, DVARA – KGFS, Vindhya E-Infomedia, and Saija Finance. Abhishek also served as CFO for more than 12 years in several countries, including at Swadhaar Microfinance starting in 2010, in his capacity as global staff for Accion. He comes to Accion with extensive experience in financial management, strategy and business planning, and microfinance operations.
In earlier roles, Abhishek worked with FINCA International as CFO in different affiliates. Prior to that, he acted as an advisor to the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI), where he worked on number of projects in Municipal reforms and financial management for local municipal bodies. Abhishek has a Ph.D. in municipal financial reforms and Chartered Accountant (FCA) from ICAI. He did his MBA with a specialization in finance at Rai International University.