Tarun Mehta is a Partner and Head of Funds and Strategy, based out of Mumbai, at the Aavishkaar Group, which is a global pioneer in taking an entrepreneurship-based approach towards development. The Group is focused on developing the impact ecosystem in the continent of Asia and Africa and manages assets in excess of USD 1 Billion across Equity and Credit, with 5,000+ employees present across India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Kenya. Tarun is also a member of the Management Committee of Aavishkaar Capital, which is a pioneer in equity led impact investing. Prior to joining the Aavishkaar Group, Tarun spent 18 years in private equity and investment banking in the United States, the Middle East, South and South East Asia. Tarun graduated from the University of Virginia where he majored in Accounting and Finance.