Jyotsna is Managing Partner at Elevar, and leads the firm’s investing strategy and priorities in India, along with driving the overall fund performance globally. While building Elevar’s investing practice in India, she has closely partnered with entrepreneurs building transformational business models in sectors such as agriculture, MSME services, affordable education and quality healthcare.
Jyotsna’s capability to build core operational systems that scale impact and her ability to form deep bonds with underserved customers, have helped define and shape the Elevar Method of investing. Her admiration for the entrepreneurial spirit of low income households regularly takes her into the field to gather customer insights, which entrepreneurs find invaluable as an input into strategy and organization building.
Jyotsna has ~20 years of work experience spanning banking, retail financial services, strategy, business finance, sales and operations, business intelligence, training and development, in addition to working with entrepreneurs to achieve scale. Prior to Elevar, she was at HSBC and worked directly with the bank’s India leadership in multiple roles. Jyotsna is a Commerce graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and completed her MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.