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Shivani Siroya And D.T. Ignacio Jayanti Named Fellows Of The Finance Leaders Fellowship

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Shivani Siroya and D.T. Ignacio Jayanti are among the 22 finance leaders selected as the inaugural Fellows of the Finance Leaders Fellowship announced by the Aspen Institute July 27.

Siroya, Jayanti and the 20 other Fellows will take part in a two-year fellowship designed to inspire them to take an active role in shaping the global finance industry’s future through values-based leadership, the institute said in a statement.

Fellows were selected from various finance sectors, including pensions, endowments, regulation, banking, asset management, debt and equity investing and impact investing, among others.

Siroya is the Indian American founder and chief executive officer of Santa Monica, Calif.-based InVenture, a mobile technology and data science company that aims to close the credit gap in emerging markets by using mobile data to overcome traditional barriers to financial access.

InVenture collects thousands of data points per customer to build financial identities, dynamically price risk and disburse loans in less than a minute.

The company has doled out millions of dollars in credit throughout East Africa and is rapidly expanding throughout Africa and Asia.

Previously, Siroya worked at the United Nations Population Fund as an analyst, and she has experience in investment banking, both in mergers and acquisitions, at Health Net, Citigroup and equity research at UBS.

A graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia University, Siroya was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2016, a 2015 Senior TED Fellow, 2013 Ashoka Fellow, 2011 Echoing Green Fellow and 2011 Unreasonable Fellow.

Jayanti is the managing partner of New York-based Corsair Capital, a private equity firm focused on investing in the financial services industry.

Prior to spinning off Corsair as an independent business from J.P. Morgan in 2006, Jayanti was a senior member of the investment team of the predecessor Corsair Funds and was also responsible for managing the operations of the Corsair business since 1994.

From 1994 to 1999, Jayanti was a senior member of the investment banking department of J.P. Morgan. Prior to J.P. Morgan, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in the financial institutions group, both in New York and London.

A graduate of Queens’ College Cambridge University, earning a bachelor’s and master’s in economics, Jayanti has investment banking experience in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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