Rashmi Pillai is executive director of FSD Uganda. Ms. Pillai has 13 years of experience in digital financial services, social enterprise and impact investing. She has worked with regulators, private sector entities and development partners across multiple South Asian and East African countries. Ms. Pillai's digital finance advisory efforts have ranged from guiding policy makers on payment digitization, Fintechs on cash-in, cash-out agent placement, mobile network operators on merchant payments, to bankers on shared agency banking.
Ms. Pillai is also the co-founder of the Sankalp Forum, one of the largest social impact forums in the world that began in India in 2009 and today has expanded to multiple Asian and East African countries.
Ms. Pillai is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a post-graduate degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She also holds a Masters in Spectroscopic Physics and a Bachelors in Physics from India.