Audrey Selian

Director, Artha Networks, Rianta Capital Zurich

Since 2006, Audrey has worked with a focus on sustainable development and emerging market equity investment portfolio comprised of social enterprises serving the base of the pyramid (BoP) in India. Investments completed in context of Artha Initiative, launched under the auspices of Rianta Capital Zurich, have spanned a wide range of sectors including agriculture, water, energy, health, education/skills training and waste management. As part of the Artha initiative, Audrey has designed and deployed an online platform (since 2008) for Impact Investors working in India, and now works with co-founder Ken Hynes on Artha Networks, Inc., a vehicle created to support international licensing and Artha network development beyond India. The first major new deployment of Artha was with the Inter-American Development Bank in the launch of InvestAmericas.com. The Artha team has also been running impactforbreakfast.com, a monthly gathering launched London for the impact investment community; this network currently caters to 1700+ members, and events now run as well in Geneva and Zurich as of Spring 2015. Previous professional experience includes work as research consultant in Global E-Business Strategy and Retail/Consumer Products Groups at PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting (1998-2000). Academic experience includes a BA from Wellesley College, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a MALD and PhD from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Audrey is speaking at

Lab
May 22, 2019
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Public Works Main Hall

Speakers

  • Jeffrey Ashe (Speaker) Research Fellow at the Global Development and Economic Institute (GDAE), Tufts University
  • Audrey Selian (Speaker) Director, Artha Networks, Rianta Capital Zurich
  • Kevin Rowell (Speaker) Chief Operator, Wicked Ops

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