Sabharwal has been nominated as the US Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund, the White House said as it announced Obama's new nominations to key administration posts. "I am grateful these accomplished men and women have agreed to join this Administration and I'm confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years," Obama said in a statement.
An independent investor in the payments sector since 2006, Sabharwal was the Chairman of the Board of Ogone, a European ecommerce payment services company, from 2011 to 2013. He advised Warburg Pincus on its acquisition of easycash, a German network services company, subsequently becoming a Board Advisor from 2006 to 2009.
From 2003 to 2006, Sabharwal was the Senior Vice President of Strategic Investments at First Data Corporation/Western Union. From 1997 to 2003, he held several positions at GE Capital, including Managing Director.
From 1992 to 1996, he worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, most recently as Principal Banker. Sabharwal received a B.S. from The Ohio State University and an M.S. from the London Business School.