Bhakti Mirchandani is a Senior Vice President at One William Street Capital Management. Most recently, Bhakti served as Global Relationship Director at Barclays for multilaterals, non-profits, and government agencies focused on international development. Prior to joining Barclays, Bhakti served as Vice President of Unitus Capital, a firm that seeks to open global capital markets for the poor.
Her work at Unitus included developing market entry strategies for Philippine microfinance and Indian affordable housing. Before joining Unitus, Bhakti worked in Corporate Strategy and Investment Management at Barclays Capital/Lehman Brothers, where she was also the firm’s Microfinance Specialist. Her work included one of the first microfinance CLOs. Bhakti co-founded the Global Microentrepreneurship Awards (later incorporated into Citi, for which the U.N. presented her with an innovation award) and worked in Homebuilding Equity Research at Salomon Smith Barney. Bhakti holds a B.A. in Chemistry (cum laude) from Harvard College, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she received the Dean’s Award. Bhakti has co-chaired five microfinance investor and social enterprise conferences with an aggregate 1,700 participants and published numerous microfinance articles.