Geetha Tharmaratnam is an investment executive with 19+ years of experience in Private Equity, venture capital, development finance, impact investing and insurance in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. She has had a focus on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), gender lens-investing, healthcare and financial services. Geetha is the CEO of Aequalitas Capital Partners and leads the Impact Investment practice. She advises Investors, intermediaries, international development actors and companies interested in creating and implementing impact investment and Sustainable Development Goals related financing products. Most recently, as senior investment advisor to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, she developed a fund-of-funds to invest in female African Investors. The Africa Women’s Leadership Fund launched in February 2020, with commitments from 3 African governments and several private investors.