Vedika Bhandarkar brings more than 25 years of experience building teams and businesses within Indian and international financial institutions. Vedika serves as Water.org’s senior leader in India, overseeing the organization’s water and sanitation program expansion and continuing to scale WaterCredit by directing the provision of capacity-building grants and technical assistance to create, pilot, and scale water and sanitation financing.
Prior to joining Water.org, Vedika served as Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited. Previously, she served as the Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan. She began her career at ICICI Bank. Since early 2015, she has dedicated her time to corporate boards and social enterprise, serving as director of several 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.
Commitment to Water.org
“I believe Water.org has developed a deep understanding of the water and sanitation issues afflicting many countries around the globe; clearly demonstrated through the delivery of innovative, sustainable water and sanitation solutions which have made far reaching impact on millions of people. I am delighted to contribute to Water.org's continuing efforts to work with all stakeholders towards improving the standard of health and livelihood in India.”
MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
BSc, M.S. University, Udaipur