Parag Shiswawala

Global Senior Principal and Practice Director, Cardno

Parag Shiswawala is a Global Senior Principal and Practice Director at Cardno, leading Cardno’s Public Finance Management (PFM) unit for more than seven years. He has professional experience of over 30 years in public finance, financial advisory and fiduciary services. Today Cardno is one of the leading provider of fiduciary services due to Parag’s leadership of the PFM unit and effort of his team members. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant from India, and holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

Mr. Shiswawala has rendered multi-disciplinary consulting services to small and medium size enterprises and multinationals in the private and public sector, and to government organizations, ministries, regulatory organizations, and donors such as USAID, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) / Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) entities, Global Fund, World Bank and FIRST Initiative. He has rendered value added services to different organizations across all the major sectors of an economy. He offers unique combination of private and development consulting experiences, and has actively participated in the accounting and audit reform initiatives. He has lived in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, and has experience in over 30 countries.


Cardno International Development (Cardno ID) delivers practical, innovative, and sustainable results in international development with over 50 years of experience across 150 countries. Cardno ID leverages global award-winning expertise to meet development challenges in public finance management (PFM), economic growth, governance, climate change, infrastructure and environment, gender and inclusion, health, and education. As a leading provider of fiduciary services, Cardno ID promotes local leadership, transparency, and global accountability. Cardno ID has implemented projects worldwide for donors such as USAID, MCC, Department of State, CDC, Australia's DFAT, UK's DFID/FCDO, the World Bank, ADB, AfDB, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Gavi and others. Cardno ID began providing PFM services more than 40 years ago and has implemented more than 400 PFM and governance activities. Learn more at