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KATE COCHRAN

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

 
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Sachi Shenoy

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

 
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Sreejith Nedumpully

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 

 
 
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Aparna Arora

Senior Associate, Business Development

Aparna provides business advisory support to Upaya portfolio partners with a specific focus on financial management and planning.

Experience: Drishtee, Masan Group, McKinsey

Education: BA, University of Delhi, CFA Level II

 

 

Anuradha Jayaraman

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

 
 
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Amit Choudhary

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

 

Specialists

Sue Chappell

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.