Mahesh K. Kotecha

President and Founder, Structured Credit International Corp.

Mahesh Kotecha headshotMahesh K. Kotecha is President and founder of Structured Credit International Corp. (SCIC), a New York-based firm established in 1999 that provides capital markets advisory services to public and private sector financial institutions in Africa and other emerging markets. SCIC’s services 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.

Mr. 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).

Mr. Kotecha was a Board Member (2002 – 2007) and a Rating Committee Member (2002 – 2014) of BRC Investors Service, a Colombian rating agency, until its acquisition by S&P in October 2014. He is a member of the US Council on Foreign Relations, the Bretton Woods Committee and the International Advisory Panel of the East African Development Bank. He is a member of US Board of Mindteck, a small technology company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, of TurkRating (a Turkish rating agency(), and of Harvey Mudd College. .

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