Manoj K Sharma is MicroSave’s Director - Asia and Pacific. He is a development finance and SME specialist with over 24 years of experience in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Lao PDR, Nepal, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Sweden and Vietnam. Manoj oversees the MFI Development & Support; Value Chains Financing & Development; SME; Environment Financing and Capital Advisory Services Practice Groups at MicroSave. In MicroSave, he leads downscaling projects for commercial banks developing sustainable savings products for small entrepreneurs and clients and building institutional capacity in MFIs.
Manoj has played a leading role in MicroSave’s digital financial services domain, supporting strategy development and agent network management for a variety of banks in India, Philippines and Papua New Guinea. Manoj also worked extensively to design and implement programmes for the promotion of micro enterprises and the creation of livelihood opportunities in rural areas.
Prior to joining MicroSave, Manoj was an Assistant General Manager at the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). Manoj also worked extensively to design and implement programmes for the promotion of micro enterprises and the creation of livelihood opportunities in rural areas. Manoj has a Master’s of Science in Environment degree from Sikkim Manipal University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from MMM Engineering College in India. He was also an Expert Committee member on Micro and Small Enterprise Cluster constituted by the Indian Institute of Technology for the Department of Science and Technology, 2004 and was also part of Expert Committee on Growth of Micro and Small Enterprise Clusters constituted by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, New Delhi, 2001–03.