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

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

Amie Patel


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

Rajat Arora


Brinda Ganguly

Chief Operating Officer

Ajit Abraham

People and Talent Advisor

Akshay Chandrasekhar

Vice President

Minal Sequeira

Vice President

Ankita Kansil

Legal Counsel

Matias Lanus

Vice President

Lina Peña


Richa Pandey

Vice President

Alia Ali


Swetha Balakrishnan

Chief Of Staff

Alma Gutierrez


Vineet Sethia


Akanksha Mittal


Ashish Saini


Darshana Kumar

Darshana Kumar

Office Manager

Heidi O’Neill

Administrative Assistant

Thangaraj R

Office Administrator

Naveen Kumar (1982-2017)

Facility Administrator

Elevar Equity - 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).