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Chief Executive Officer
Kate leads Upaya's global team, overseeing the organization's strategic direction and advocating for its work worldwide.
Experience: Vittana, Unitus, Global Philanthropy Group, Towers Perrin
Education: MBA, UCLA Anderson; BA, Stanford University
Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder
Sachi oversees Upaya’s investment strategy, social performance, and thought leadership for the industry.
Experience: JP Morgan, SKS Microfinance, Unitus, Price Waterhouse, Smith Barney
Education: MBA and BA, University of Chicago
Country Director, India
Amit leads the efforts in identifying, coaching and investing in early-stage companies across India.
Experience: Clean Cookstoves, Ennovent, Ziqitza Healthcare
Education: MBA, Hult International Business School; BE, Mechanical Engineering, R.V. College of Engineering
Portfolio Director, India
Sreejith oversees Upaya's portfolio of current investments including facilitating and advising follow-on investments.
Experience: ROPE International (Co-Founder), IIT Madras, Villgro, Dhan Foundation
Education: PGDM, Tata-Dhan Academy; B. Tech, University of Calicut
Senior Associate, Business Development
Anuradha provides business advisory support to Upaya portfolio partners with a specific focus on financial management and planning.
Experience: Microsoft, PwC
Education: MBA, Indian School of Business
Associate, Financial Management
Amit provides finance and compliance support to Upaya's LiftUP Project portfolio partners, and also oversees accounting and regulatory reporting activities for Upaya's India operations.
Experience: Sanjay Mehta & Associates, Pyramid Consultants & Services Private Limited, Jain Ritesh & Company
Education: CA, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, MA, DAVV Indore
Vinay provides support to Upaya's accelerator program and investments. He is also responsible for the impact measurement of the existing portfolio partners.
Experience: Cipher-Plexus Capital Advisors, Salat Investments, Equitymaster
Education: B.Tech, IIT Kharagpur
Finance & Compliance Specialist
As Upaya's Finance and Compliance Specialist, Sue manages the organization's accounting, financial management, and regulatory reporting activities. Much of Sue's recent career has been in nonprofit finance and accounting, having held similar roles with the Children's Institute for Learning Differences/ CHILD, Unitus, and the Springboard Alliance.
Sue holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Washington. An avid rower, she is a proud member of the Sammamish Rowing Association.