Impact Investors Council  Team

Girish Aivalli
Girish Aivalli
Chief Executive Officer
Girish is a well recognized professional in the AgriBusiness industry with an excellent mix of operational, consulting and policy experience – and relationships within the industry and government. A competent professional having exceptional credentials and focus on delivering growth as well as enhancing the competitive industry positioning of organizations, Girish has worked with reputed companies […]
Ranjna Khanna
Ranjna Khanna
Sr. Director - Programs
Ranjna is leading Impact investors Council in the capacity of Sr. Director – Programs. Her desire to work for the Social sector and under-served was the underlying reason for her to join the organisation. She has been associated with IIC since May 2016 and has played a pivotal role in the formative years of the […]
Neha Bhatnagar
Neha Bhatnagar
Vice President - Partnerships

Neha is IIC’s second employee and has been associated with the council since Jan 2015. During the 18 years of her work life- Neha has functioned across multiple industries: impact investing (10 years), technology, strategic partnerships, business development and academics. She has explored MNCs & startup platforms in both for-profit and not for profit sectors. Work life gave her the opportunity to work out of various global geographies- Singapore, Australia and Netherlands. Post her specialization in Robotics, Multimedia and Software Development from Melbourne, Australia and her term at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, she worked with brands like CitiBank (Australia), TCS, IMS, Oliver Wyman (Singapore) and Google. Despite her walk on the road less traveled, her growing years at Scindia School, Gwalior and time with family remain to be the most impact-ful.

Neha can be contacted at neha.bhatnagar@iiic.in

Divya Pinge
Divya Pinge
Head of Research

Divya has a work experience of close to 17 years spanning the financial services and social impact space. She has worked for close to 12 years in the Commercial Banking sector that included stints with HSBC Global Technology, Aditya Birla Finance, Axis Bank and Yes Bank. In her banking career, she has worked in credit analysis, financial risk management and product development.

She was keen to apply her experience for creating tangible impact and transitioned to the social sector to understand it better. She has worked as a Product Manager with a civic-technology based non-profit organization called Civis and also consulted with a education based social enterprise called TribesforGOOD. These stints helped her gain immense insight in the challenges and opportunities present in this space.

Divya sees impact investing as the perfect confluence between commercial finance and social impact initiatives and is very keen to learn more about and contribute to this sector.

Divya is a B.E(Information Technology) from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai and a MBA (Finance) from Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. She has also completed her Graduate Certificate Course in Public Policy (Tech & Policy) from The Takshashila Institution.

Divya can be contacted at divya.pinge@iiic.in

Sonali Singh
Sonali Singh
Manager - Research & Programs

Meet Sonali, a dynamic investing professional, adept at navigating the intricacies of sustainable finance with fervor. With experience spanning diverse sectors, from energy with Cairn Oil & Gas Vedanta Limited to Impact investing at Caspian Debt, she is now contributing to the Programs vertical in the capacity of a manager at the Impact Investors Council (IIC).

Her unwavering dedication to combating climate change and fostering community upliftment underscores her ethos of merging passion with profession. With a thirst for knowledge and a drive for change, she stands at the forefront of mainstreaming impact investing, poised to reshape sustainable finance.

Sonali has an engineering degree from Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, University of Delhi and an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.

Sonali can be contacted at sonali.singh@iiic.in

Varun Reddy
Varun Reddy
Assistant Manager - Research & Programs

Varun is the Assistant Manager for Research & Programs at IIC. He is passionate about financial markets and a firm believer in financial literacy being one of the critical factors for the progress of an individual and the nation. To set a strong foundation in Finance, he has enrolled for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and has completed all the three levels. While interning at a startup, he realized the importance of impact creation and impact at scale could be achieved only through capital being accessible where needed.

Varun has completed his Bachelor in Commerce, specializing in Finance, from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore.

Varun can be contacted at varun.reddy@iiic.in

Esha Saini
Esha Saini
Assistant Manager - Partnerships

Esha works as the Assistant Manager for Partnerships at IIC. Curiosity drove her to explore the field of finance and she is further strengthening her foundation by enrolling in the Chartered Financial Analyst Program where she has cleared the second level. Esha has always been keen on exploring the Impact Investing Space as she believes that finance can be a powerful tool for positive change. She sees impact investing as a way to align her passion for finance with her desire to make a difference in the world.

Esha completed her Bachelor in Financial Markets from Jai Hind College, Mumbai.

You can contact her at esha.saini@iiic.in.

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