Ritu has over a decade of experience of working in access to finance with an advisory role for Nepali MSMEs across various industries; with working experience in traditional commercial banking finance for MSMEs and working as Senior Investment Manager for Nepal’s first private equity fund focused on creating a risk capital market for MSMEs. Currently, leading Senior Investment Manager role for Bo2, Nepal’s first private-equity fund with a climate focus ,she has helped establish a risk capital investment market to scale up growth of MSMEs in Nepal. Ritu has also been taking lead in the advisory role to help Bo2 portfolio companies build Environmental, Social and corporate governance standards and value creation. The fund is a part of IFC’s (Sister organization of the World Bank group) global SME Ventures Fund program that creates risk capital investment in fragile markets like Nepal and a member of the World Bank Group, Strategic Climate Fund’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO). Ritu also actively participates at various local events and programs to educate the local market about venture capital and private equity . Ritu is an MBA graduate from Webster University.
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