Vedika Bhandarkar Managing Director, India

Vedika champions Water.org’s strategy, growth and water and sanitation program expansion in India.

Vedika has more than 25 years of experience building teams and businesses with Indian and international financial institutions. Prior to joining Water.org in January 2016, she 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.

Vedika serves as an Independent Director on the boards of several companies. She has been appointed as a part time member of the Banks Board Bureau, and she also serves as a board member of the Jai Vakeel Foundation, an institution focused on children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

“I believe in the vision of Water.org and particularly our commitment to empowering women and girls. I see firsthand the burden and limitations the water crisis inflicts on women and girls, and I’ve seen the profound impact that access to water and sanitation has in changing their lives, creating opportunity for work, education and bright futures.