Vedika Bhandarkar serves as Water.org's senior leader in India, overseeing the organization's strategy, growth and water and sanitation program expansion in the country. She and her team continue to scale WaterCredit in in the country through direct partnerships with financial and non-financial organizations, collaboration with enabling partners and engagement with the Government's Swachh Bharat Mission. Water.org has been working in India for more than 10 years with offices in Chennai and Delhi. Working with the implementing partners, Water.org has helped reach more than 5.8 million people in the country with access to water and/or sanitation.
Vedika brings more than 25 years of experience building teams and businesses with Indian and international financial institutions. Prior to joining Water.org in January 2016, Vedika 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, where she worked from 1998-2010. She began her career at ICICI Bank.
Since early 2015, Vedika has dedicated her time to corporate boards and social enterprise, serving as independent director on several corporate 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.