Nupur is a leading investor in private equity and venture capital and a specialist advisor to large institutional investors. Through WinPE, Nupur aims at delivering actionable insights and improving the engagement and participation of women at all levels in the investing ecosystem, partnering with renowned regional and global investing firms to close the gap between intention and action.
JOURNEY TO THE TOP
Nupur is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Her thesis at MIT Sloan was lauded as one of the best in a decade by her thesis advisor. She has also pursued executive education from Harvard Business School. Nupur started her career at PwC in the financial services industry practice and has many firsts into her credit through the course of executing different technical assignments for the firm. Her next stint was with Discovery Networks, where her role was to spearhead the capacity building in the finance function. She also got the opportunity to work with Wolters Kluwer (one of the world’s leading publishers in the STM segment) when they launched operations in India. Working alongside the MD of Wolters Kluwer, she managed to grow the business from scratch by building a 30-member team within a year. Her next role was with IFC (The World Bank Group) where she was responsible for designing & piloting a risk management framework for the decentralization of IFC’s investmentrelated decision-making in Asia. In her last & most recent full-time role, Nupur led the PE & VC funds business in the region for IFC. She is known for establishing IFC’s brand and credibility as one of the most respected institutional investors in this space. Under Nupur’s stewardship, IFC’s portfolio doubled in size.
A SKY SANS CEILINGS
Nupur launched WinPE in 2020, its concept was the upshot of her personal experiences. She was the only woman at her first networking event. Even after spending more than a decade in her professional domain, she noticed that there are only a handful of women in senior roles at investment firms. That inspired her to launch WinPE for bringing about transformation in the investing world. Through it, she aims at encouraging more women to participate as capital allocators, investors, & recipients of investment capital through a holistic approach that engages key stakeholders. Nupur’s innate leadership qualities have played a strong role in shaping her goals as well as the achievement of them.
She mentors women entrepreneurs across numerous platforms & also serves as an independent director on the Board of SIDBI, the Indian development finance institution. She is an external expert on the investment committee for the INR 10,000 crore fund of ‘Fund for Start-ups’, for investing in the Indian start-up ecosystem and an independent member of the investment committee at the Fund of Funds managed by NIIF, the quasi-sovereign fund sponsored by the government of India. She is an advisor to and a member of the investment committee for the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) investment funds mandate given by the Dutch government.
ONWARDS & UPWARDS
Nupur was featured in the Forbes W-Power list of Selfmade Women in 2020 & also listed among India’s top 25 Women Leaders in Finance (AIWMI 2019). She was also felicitated with the Business Excellence & Innovative Best Practices – Academia Award 2019.