Savita Shankar is a PhD from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She also holds an MBA and a BA in Economics from the University of Delhi.
Her research interests include issues related to micro, small, and medium enterprises, financial inclusion, and social entrepreneurship. She has published several book chapters, articles in peer reviewed journals, and newspaper op-eds on these topics.
Savita has previously taught at the Keio Business School, Japan; the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines; and the Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai, India. Prior to her academic career, she worked with financial institutions in India for ten years (Export Import Bank of India and ICICI Bank) focusing on project appraisals and stress asset management. She has consulted for the Asian Development Bank as well as for Habitat for Humanity (Cambodia and Philippines.