Monica is a director at Omidyar Network India Advisors where she manages the firm’s Education initiative’s investments in India. Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Monica was a partner at Kaizen Private Equity where she was involved in fundraising, investor relations, deal sourcing, due diligence, education operations, board roles, investment monitoring, and exits.
Before working in capital markets, Monica spent 16 years in the education sector and was the founder or co-founder of three entrepreneurial education ventures. She also conceptualized and set up the Global Pathways Institute (GPI), Mumbai and the American National College (ANC) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where she was instrumental in forging relationships with several U.S. universities that offer programs in Asia.
Additionally, Monica’s family trust runs 12 nonprofit schools and colleges in Saurashtra, Gujarat, where the schools have helped raise the literacy of women to 93%. Given her experience, Monica is well-networked in the education sector in India, with easy access to senior level professionals in the education sector.
Monica graduated from Thunderbird School of Global Management with an MBA in International Business, and she also received an M.Com. and a B.Com. in accounting and finance from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics.