capitalism must be paired with social values, to create communities that are equitable and inclusive

Brinda Ganguly

Brinda joined Elevar in 2020 as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. She believes that “capitalism must be paired with social values, to create communities that are equitable and inclusive”.

Brinda has more than 20 years of transactional experience, the bulk of it in the impact investing space.

Prior to joining Elevar, Brinda was with Living Cities, a U.S. focused, racial and economic justice organization. There, she was a part of the executive leadership of the organization and oversaw the management of two investment funds.

Earlier in her career, Brinda was with The Rockefeller Foundation for 9 years, where she managed the Foundation’s impact investing portfolio; this included equity investments, loans, and guarantees across different sectors and geographies. She has also been a Vice President in Citigroup’s Corporate Bank, addressing corporate finance issues for healthcare clients; worked for Soros, originating and executing impact investments; and at Charles River Associates as an economic consultant.

Brinda serves on the Senior Leadership Team for PS 321, a public elementary school in New York City. She received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Spanish from Bryn Mawr College and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Brinda lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.