Senior Vice Preseident
Uttara Menon Sharma has nearly 13 years’ of experience in investment banking, project financing and credit rating, in the infrastructure sector. At Finnacle, her role involves business development, deal origination, evaluating financial feasibility, identification of optimum capital structure, syndication of funds, transactions structuring, and advisory, in the infrastructure and real estate space. Her current activities at Finnacle include project financing and investment banking transactions across South and South East Asia. Prior to joining Finnacle, Uttara was working with ICRA, the credit rating subsidiary of Moody’s in India, where she worked on more than 40 credit rating assignment for clients in the infrastructure domain. She played a key role in establishing criteria, methodology, projection models etc. for rating/grading of real estate and infrastructure companies in India. She represented ICRA at the Asia Level conference and training on “REITS” organized by Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA) - Asian Development Bank (ADB). Before joining ICRA, Uttara worked as an analyst in the M&A team of A T Kearney India, where she identified, evaluated and analyzed potential acquisition targets for a global infrastructure major as part of a transactions to help expand its businesses in Asia. She was designated as a specialist knowledge resource for Indian real estate sector at A T Kearney globally. Uttara holds a Masters in Finance and Control (MBA Finance) from the University of Delhi.