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20 - 22 June, 2022
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Mahesh Joshi
Head of Asia Private Equity at BlueOrchard Finance


Mahesh has 15 years of experience in Private Equity including 5 years in impact investing. As Head of Asia Private Equity at BlueOrchard he focuses on investments in insurance and financial services that drive climate adaptation and financial inclusion across South and Southeast Asia. BlueOrchard is a leading global impact investment manager and member of the Schroders Group. It was founded in 2001, by initiative of the UN, as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments worldwide. To date, BlueOrchard has invested over USD 9bn across more than 90 countries. About 230 million poor and vulnerable people in emerging and frontier markets received access to financial and related services with the support of BlueOrchard as of December 2021.

Prior to BlueOrchard, Mahesh was a Director at LeapFrog Investments handling Asia healthcare practice. He previously spent 10 years in Private Equity in India across IDFC Private Equity (now Investcorp) and Darby (Private Equity arm of Franklin Templeton). He holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a Bachelor in Computer science engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad.

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