Principal at Omidyar Network
Ameya Upadhyay is a Principal in the investment team at Omidyar Network. He focuses on the firm’s Fintech and Financial Inclusion efforts and invests in organizations that have the potential to create economic opportunity for individuals in Africa, Europe, Myanmar and India. The portfolio he manages includes first movers in India across micro-enterprise lending, digital retail lending, merchant cash advance, online brokerage etc. He has been active in Myanmar for the last two years and is closely following the emerging mobile money ecosystem, in addition to making grants to non-profit organizations which are creating sector-wide public goods.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2012, Ameya was a consultant at Bain & Company where he developed strategies for industry leaders to drive growth and enhance operations across a range of sectors, focusing on telecom, media and technology. Ameya received a bachelor of engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
In this session, leaders from Nigeria and other counties will discuss leadership in financial innovation and technology for Nigeria, including important transformation in artificial intelligence and machine learning.