Mr. Rajeev Saksena is Director – Economic and Infrastructure, SAARC Development Fund (SDF). Mr. Saksena has over 22 years of relevant work in public sector/ private sector/ international/ Multinational Financial institutions/ banks and has strong skills in Credit and Risk Management, Project Risk Management, Origination and Multi-Team Management.
He has been actively involved in managing infrastructure, commercial and economic projects across geographies. During his career in banking/ financial institutions, he has been actively involved in managing across geographies Japanese, Korean, European and US corporates; managing Large and Mid Corporates including meeting their trans-national financing requirements, Public Sector Enterprises (PSE) and Government Bodies.
Prior to joining SDF, Mr. Saksena worked as Associate Director for over 6 years in BNP Paribas, New Delhi in various capacities wherein he was involved managing key MNC, Large Corporate and PSE clients and was involved in Credit analysis, preparation and presentation of Credit Memo, managing post approval process.
Mr. Saksena also worked in Standard Chartered Bank for over 4 and a half years heading the Japanese and Korean Desk for North, wherein he managed Japanese and Korean corporate for their banking/ financial and other requirements and also steered Japanese and Korean investment into Dedicated Freight Corridor and Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor. Mr. Saksena had earlier worked in IDBI Bank wherein he managed PSEs and Government bodies and was instrumental in designing and implementing IT enabled solution for National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA) in line with the requirements of Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
Prior to IDBI Bank, Mr. Saksena worked in ICICI Bank for over 9 years across departments and regions wherein he was involved in managing Emerging/ Mid Corporate, Large Corporates, PSEs and government bodies and was also involved in project management that included appraisal of projects, supporting financial closure, project monitoring and follow up.
In a brief stint in Times Guarantee Financials Limited, Mr. Saksena worked in close coordination with KPMG Peat Marwick for development of credit operations, research and discretions policy manual. Mr. Saksena has also worked in Steel Authority of India Limited.
Mr. Saksena is an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University and an engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. An avid trekker and sport enthusiast, Mr. Saksena has been a guest lecturer to various Business Schools in India including Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Mr. Rajeev Saksena can be reached on the following contact-
Name: Mr. Rajeev Saksena
Designation: Director – Economic & Infrastructure Windows