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Global Impact Investing Network Appoints Roopa Kudva As Newest Board Member

In addition to her experience as a leading impact investor, Roopa brings an impressive background in corporate governance, regulatory and government affairs, and data analytics.

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The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has announced the appointment of Roopa Kudva as its newest Board member. Kudva is Managing Partner at Omidyar Network India, an investment firm focused on social impact. With nearly $400 million invested, Omidyar Network India seeks to help create a meaningful life for every Indian, especially the hundreds of millions of Indians in low-income and lower-middle-income populations, ranging from the poorest to the existing middle class. In her role at Omidyar Network India, she is responsible for overall strategy, investments, operations and portfolio development.

“On behalf of its nearly 400 members worldwide, the GIIN is pleased to welcome Roopa Kudva of Omidyar Network India to its Board. In addition to her experience as a leading impact investor, Roopa brings an impressive background in corporate governance, regulatory and government affairs, and data analytics. We are also happy to see Omidyar Network India join our Board as they have been a core partner of the GIIN since its founding,” said Amit Bouri, CEO and Co-Founder of the GIIN. “I am incredibly grateful to have Roopa, and Omidyar Network India, formally engaged as the GIIN continues to advance its forward-looking mission to increase the sophistication of impact performance measurement and management to move capital at scale to benefit people and the planet.”

Before joining Omidyar Network India in 2015, Kudva spent 23 years with CRISIL, and was its chief executive officer. She led CRISIL’s transformation from being India’s premier credit ratings agency into a diversified global analytical company, with a presence in 150 Indian cities and research centres in Argentina, Poland and China. Under her leadership, the company’s market capitalization grew four-fold and revenues tripled, with its client base ranging from the largest global investment banks to thousands of small firms and enterprises in India. Kudva’s experience also includes serving as an independent director on boards of leading Indian companies such as Infosys, Nestle India and Tata AIA Life Insurance Company. She has been a member of several regulatory and government committees relating to India’s financial sector.

“Omidyar Network India and its partner organisations have supported the GIIN from its earliest days. I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve on the GIIN’s board. The momentum in impact investing is accelerating, driven by stark inequalities, looming transnational crises such as climate change and water wars, the influence of millennials who care deeply about their impact on society and the environment and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The GIIN will play a vital role in shaping the sector. In working with the GIIN, I look forward to drawing on Omidyar Network India’s rich experience in accelerating impact in India and also learning from the global best practices that the GIIN is able to synthesize,” said Kudva.


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