Ragini Bajaj Chaudhary is the CEO of the India arm of Atlanta headquartered impact investment firm Gray Matters Capital. With more than 16 years of experience in microfinance, impact investment and development finance, Ragini is leading the team in India to improve the access and quality of affordable private school (APS) education through pre-school, K12 curriculum, 21st century skills and non-academic infrastructure building solutions.
Ragini is on the Board of Gray Matters Capital’s investees - Indian School Finance Company and Address Health.
Prior to joining Gray Matters Capital, Ragini provided strategic and operational direction to the Poorest State Inclusive Growth (PSIG) Programme, a financial inclusion project of the Department of International Development, UK which focused on 12 million low income households in 4 states across India.
Ragini also served as the Chief Investment Officer heading operations at Mi India Capital Consultants (Dia Vikas Capital) and as a Project Co-ordinator at CARE India managing a portfolio of diverse activities ranging from capacity building, setting up micro-enterprises and co-ordinating livelihood restoration projects. For seven years, she worked in the capacity of Director – Training at EDA Rural Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Ragini is a management graduate from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and has qualified as a Management Accountant from Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA), UK.