Nethra Bhat

Partner, Asia

Nethra Bhat is a Partner, Asia, Accion Transformation Capital. Prior to this role, she served as a Senior Investment Officer with Accion’s Global Investments team, based in Mumbai. On the Global Investments team, Nethra led South Asia investments as well as support for the global investments portfolio, focused on growth financial institutions with the potential to digitally transform. Nethra also worked closely with the Accion Global Advisory Solutions team to liaise with portfolio company boards and management teams to ensure alignment on Accion’s engagements and digital strategies.

Nethra brings over 10 years of experience with the last 6 years executing impact-focused deals (equity and debt). Nethra joins us from Elevar Equity, where she was Vice President of Investments and Portfolio Management. In this role, Nethra led equity transactions, strategic interventions in investee companies, and served as a board observer. Previously, she worked at Northern Arc as Associate Director of Small Business Lending and Housing Finance Origination, where she worked on several debt deals and led key client relationships. Nethra  completed the chartered accountant certification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She speaks Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Spanish.

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