Principal at Unitus Impact
Jayaroopa has been involved in the social enterprise and impact investing space since 2007. Before joining Unitus, she led India investment operations at Fondazione Opes, an Italian impact fund, successfully closing transactions in the clean-tech and education realms. Prior to Opes, she led the fundraising efforts at Janalakshmi Financial Services, one of the largest microfinance institutions in India. She successfully executed several debt, equity and loan securitization rounds. A well-capitalized Janalakshmi successfully navigated turbulent times for the microfinance industry in India to emerge as a leading player in the space.
Jayaroopa started her career as a corporate banker in India’s leading private sector banks before moving on to an entrepreneurial stint at a ceramic design venture. Her interest in the social space was kindled while volunteering with Janaagraha, a not-for-profit institution advocating urban governance and reforms in India.
She holds an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar specializing in Finance. She is based in Bangalore, India.