Industry Experience
26 years

Sumantra Sen

Executive Director

Sumantra Sen is a senior management executive and specialist in responsible finance and impact investing, with over 24 years of progressive experience in management of for- profit as well as non-profit portfolios. He partners with development institutions, global investment community and academia for aligning design-thinking, technology and capital to sustainable development. In his present role at Finnacle as Executive Director, his key responsibilities are to develop an impact fund platform, focussing on improving access to energy, water, affordable housing and healthcare. He is also a Strategic Advisor to Finnacle’s InCircle, a Development Design Studio. During his career with leading financial organizations, Sumantra has gained wide-ranging experience in investment management, managing global portfolios including alternative and specialty asset classes. He was part of the core team responsible for positioning ABN AMRO’s Sustainable Development Fund- India’s maiden Socially Responsible Investing Equity Fund. At US Trust- Bank of America, he managed a large team of analysts supporting Portfolio Management for Private & Institutional Clients (then AUM $ 300 Billion). He has also been a Partner at Contrarian Vriddhi Fund, an early stage impact investor that invests in businesses delivering goods and advisory services in under-penetrated, middle markets in India. Sumantra is an MBA and a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Management (CISI), UK and frequently contributes to published work on sustainable finance. He is the co-author of Wiley Finance’s “Evolutions in Sustainable Investing” and Random House’s “Thirsty Nation”. His expert comments and articles have been covered in The Economic Times, CFO Magazine, PRI reports, Business Today, SRI- Connect, Ethical Markets, Clean Biz Asia, Responsible Investor and Benchmark amongst other media resources.