Rajesh is the Asia Regional Director at BFA. He has more than two decades of experience in the areas of Digital ID, digital payments architecture for G2P/P2G programs, RegTech and Agriculture Finance in various markets in Asia and Africa including Vietnam, Philippines, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho and India. He has over twenty years of experience working in the Reserve Bank of India and Government of India designing electronic payment systems, electronic cash transfers, and digital financial services both products and systems, and Digital IDs to enable inclusive development. He is one of the key architects of Digital ID-based cash transfers in India, specifically the cooking gas subsidy scheme involving 150 million consumers (world’s largest cash transfer program). He was awarded the Golden Jubilee Scholarship of RBI and holds a Masters in Economics and also a Masters in International Development Policy from Duke University.