Speakers

Roopa Kudva

Roopa Kudva is a partner of Omidyar Network and managing director of Omidyar Network India Advisors, where she leads overall investment strategy and operations. In her role, Roopa helps Omidyar Network manage and develop the India-based portfolio across core initiatives.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Roopa spent 23 years with CRISIL, and was its managing director and chief executive officer from 2007. She led CRISIL’s transformation from being India’s premier ratings agency into a diversified global analytical company. Under her leadership the company’s market capitalization grew four-fold and revenues tripled. She led the company’s expansion plans and CRISIL now has a presence in 150 cities across India and research centers in Argentina, Poland and China. Its client base includes some of the largest global investment banks and as well as tens of thousands of small firms and enterprises in India.

Roopa also worked for Standard & Poor’s, Paris, as director of financial institutions ratings.

Roopa is regularly featured in the media as a prominent woman leader in corporate India. She has served as a member of several policy-level committees relating to the Indian financial system and is an independent director on the board of Infosys, one of India’s most respected software companies.

Roopa holds a post graduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).