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Our Advisors

S. VISWANATHA PRASAD

Founder and Managing Director - Caspian Advisors

S. VISWANATHA PRASAD

Prasad founded Caspian Advisors in 2004 and has led the institution since then, including setting up three impact funds with increasing diversity across sectors, an AUM of USD 150 mn and a demonstrated exit track record in the impact space in India. In addition to providing strategic direction to Caspian's various initiatives, Prasad is active in the ongoing management of Caspian's funds and serves on the boards of multiple portfolio companies. He also serves as a member of the Investment Committee of other funds including Prospero Microfinance (a Latin American Microfinance Equity fund co-managed by Grassroots) and the MSDF-sponsored Indian Education Investment Fund.

Prior to Caspian, Prasad was the CEO of Bhartiya Samruddhi Finance limited, the flagship company in the BASIX group one of first regulated MFIs in India. His experience in the impact space is preceded by a decade spent in the mainstream financial sector.

Prasad holds a M.S. in Management Studies from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India.

Fun Fact

Patience is a virtue which Prasad believes every impact investor needs to have to generate financial and social returns, something which he believes he has in ample measure.