Finance expert on his way to unlocking the potential of MSMEs
Manish Sinha is the Managing Director of Dun & Bradstreet, India. Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet, Manish Sinha was the CEO and India Country Leader at Equifax, responsible for the Bureau and Analytics Business in India.
Manish holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, and BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Earlier in his career, Manish worked with HSBC India within the retail banking business as Head of Consumer Assets and then was Head of Customer Value Management.
Manish was also employed with London-based Barclays Bank for seven years and was responsible for leading the group credit strategy initiatives, launching the Barclays business in India as the Chief Credit Officer and executing the growth strategy of Barclaycard International. He has also worked in mergers and acquisition departments for globally renowned companies McKinsey & Company and Arthur Andersen.
Manish Sinha has been closely engaged with MSMEs for several years and the library of responses he has compiled now covers thousands of MSMEs, but the problems they cite have not changed.
The major problem for MSMEs lies in the access to finance, and through his research, Manish focuses on writing how this problem can be solved. He also stresses on the core challenges that MSMEs requiring external finance face and why due to such factors the micro-enterprises are unable to scale up to reach the small or medium level.
Manish also writes about his experience in other countries that have developed a strong MSME sector.