Program Officer, Impact Investing
In this role, Urmi is responsible for managing new strategic initiatives identified as priorities by the Impact Investing team. These include new initiatives currently under exploration including filed-building and collaborative activities. She also works closely with the Foundation’s international programs to explore and build impact investment strategies that could advance existing and emerging program strategies. She is responsible for staffing and managing internal team projects for program and portfolio management such as the development of the Foundation’s impact investing policy.
Urmi comes to the Foundation with more than 15 years of experience in international economic development and banking. She began her career in corporate banking at Bank of America in India after a business degree from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, later earning a master’s degree at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. For eight years, she worked with CapitalPlus Exchange, leading and managing relationships with small business finance and microfinance institutions and developing a range of capacity building initiatives, including the first global community network for emerging market small business banks, where she recruited over 20 banks from Asia and Africa with collective assets over $200 billion as members.
Urmi Sengupta works on the following MacArthur programs and projects: