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

Sandeep Farias

Founder and Managing Director

Johanna Posada

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

Amit Rathi

Amit Rathi

Director

Amie Patel

Director

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

Paula Arango

Paula Arango

Vice President

Nethra

Nethra Bhat

Vice President

Danielle Wainer

Danielle Wainer

Vice President

Ayesha

Ayesha Gopal

Vice President

Akshay Chandrasekhar

Vice President

Minal Sequeira

Country Manager – Finance & Compliance

Alia Ali

Associate

Chris Kaimmer

Associate

Palak-Papneja

Palak Papneja

Investment Analyst

Darshana Kumar

Darshana Kumar

Office Manager

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).