A native of Uganda, Mahesh K. Kotecha is President of Structured Credit International Corp. (SCIC), a New York-based firm that provides capital markets advisory services to public and private sector financial institutions in Africa and other emerging markets.
An alumnus of the African Scholarship Program of American Universities (ASPAU), Kotecha is a member of AAI’s gala benefits committee.
Kotecha is the founder of SCIC, which provides services that include advice on credit risk management and access to debt, structured and project finance markets. For ten years prior to forming SCIC, he was a Managing Director of MBIA Insurance Corporation, CapMAC and CapMAC Asia. He was also an Alternate Director of ASIA Ltd. (Singapore), an Asian financial guarantee company which he helped found. Before CapMAC, Mr. Kotecha was a Senior Vice President and Director for Market Analysis and Product Development at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Until 1987, for eight years, Mr. Kotecha worked for Standard & Poor’s Corporation (S&P), where he founded and headed the international public sector credit ratings practice and non-US structured finance ratings.
Kotecha holds a Master’s degree in management (1974) from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and a Bachelor’s degree in physics and engineering (1970) from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont California, to which he came from Uganda. He also is Chartered Financial Analyst (1985).