Rajesh Mehra

Rajesh Mehra

Rajesh Mehra is the Practice Lead for Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Financial Institutions Group covering Asia and Pacific at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. In this role, Rajesh leads client engagements and advisory projects covering Supply Chain Finance, Trade and Transaction Banking across the region. 

Rajesh is a seasoned Transaction Banker with over 30 years of experience in Corporate Banking, Trade, and Supply Chain Finance, covering Sales, Product Management, and Operations primarily with Standard Chartered Bank. He has worked in leadership roles in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa managing business across a wide footprint. 

Rajesh specializes in Open Account Trade, Documentary Trade, Receivable Purchases, Distributor and Supplier Finance Solutions, Structured Warehouse Financing, and SME Banking. In his Group and Regional Trade Finance roles, Rajesh was instrumental in developing and growing documentary and commodity-based products such as Structured Warehouse Finance and Agri Finance.  

In Africa, Rajesh developed and implemented a strategy to materially shift the business from traditional lending to Open Account and Documentary Trade Finance. He was also instrumental in launching and growing the Supply Chain Finance business for Standard Chartered Bank in India. 

Rajesh is an Honours Commerce Graduate from Calcutta University and is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.



Rajesh  Mehra
Practice Lead - Supply Chain Finance, Trade & TB - FIG Advisory Services, Asia Pacific - IFC
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