Team

Meet the team

Our team comes from backgrounds in private equity, venture capital, corporate law, capital markets, investment and commercial banking and are pioneers in market based approaches to global development challenges.

Sandeep Farias

Founder and Managing Director

Johanna Posada

Founder and Managing Director

Jyotsna Krishnan

Jyotsna Krishnan

Managing Director

It is now well established that entrepreneurs can create scalable and sustainable approaches to socio-economic development

Vipul Rawal

Vipul Rawal

Chief Investment Officer

R. Ramaraj

Senior Advisor

It is imperative that we leverage the power of markets to scale and provide access to life changing services to millions

Amie Patel

Director

Rajat Arora

Director

Nethra

Nethra Bhat

Vice President

Ayesha

Ayesha Gopal

Vice President

Akshay Chandrasekhar

Vice President

Minal Sequeira

Vice President

Ankita Kansil

Legal Counsel

Sainyum Gupta

Vice President

Matias Lanus

Consultant

Lina Peña

Consultant

Alia Ali

Associate

Payal Jain

Analyst

Darshana Kumar

Darshana Kumar

Office Manager

Heidi O’Neill

Administrative Assistant

Thangaraj R

Office Administrator

Naveen Kumar (1982-2017)

Facility Administrator

Elevar Equity - Founders

Founders

Elevar was founded in 2008 by Sandeep Farias, Johanna Posada, Maya Chorengel and Chris Brookfield. Having worked together in different capacities for a few years, the four of them decided to build an investment firm that would invest in transformational and scalable businesses focused on low income communities in the emerging markets. Today Elevar is led by Sandeep Farias, Johanna Posada and Jyotsna Krishnan (who joined Elevar in 2011).