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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 Impact 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
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.
Experience: Children's Institute for Learning Differences/ CHILD, Unitus, Springboard Alliance
Education: MBA, Finance and International Business, University of Washington.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Heather oversees Upaya’s website, social media presence and communications calendar. She also manages Upaya’s newsletters, fundraising events and press coverage.
Experience: Masterworks, Douglas Shaw and Associates
Education: BA, Augustana College
Daphne supports Upaya’s social performance assessments and manages donor relations.
Experience: Vibrant Village, Pencils of Promise, EGBOK
Education: MPA, University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy