KARTIK DESAI

KARTIK DESAI

KARTIK DESAI

Principal - Asha Impact / VSG Capital

Kartik is Executive Director of Asha Impact – an impact investment and policy advocacy platform for business leaders including Vikram Gandhi, Pramod Bhasin and Ashish Dhawan. He leads equity investments in the areas of affordable housing, financial inclusion, energy access, education, livelihoods and civic tech as well as the non-profit activities of the Asha Impact trust.  He has worked with several pioneering organisations in the development and social finance sectors both globally (Rockefeller Foundation and UNDP) and in India (Lok Capital and Aavishkaar), as well as been an investment banker with Merrill Lynch executing large IPO, M&A and PE transactions. Kartik has a Bachelors in Finance from the Wharton School and a Masters in Public Policy from Columbia University.