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Shiv Vadivelalagan

Shiv brings substantial international payments and financial inclusion experience to Glenbrook’s clients and our growing global payments practice.

Shiv has close to seven years of consulting, operations, and business development experience in Africa, Asia and Oceania. He has consulted for leading banks and financial institutions and worked on projects commissioned by AusAID, Omidyar Network, the Gates Foundation, the World Bank Group, UNCDF, USAID and others. 

Most recently, Shiv consulted to Dalberg Global Development Advisors on a major public-private partnership on financial inclusion supported by USAID and the government of India. He was also briefly associated with the United Nations Capital Development Fund based in Fiji Islands working for the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program.

Formerly, Shiv was Principal Consultant to Opportunity International Australia where he conceived and launched a financial inclusion startup in the Philippines. He also worked at MicroSave where he advised a large commercial bank in Kenya on launching mobile banking services for the unbanked. While at MicroSave, Shiv also co-led a Gates Foundation funded $10 million capacity building program to promote savings among low-income households via electronic and mobile channels. Shiv was also a founding team member at IntelleCash, India’s first initiative to apply principles of business franchising to incubate microfinance institutions.

Shiv has a Master’s degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.