Managing Partner

“We each have a role to play in forging a world with impact at its heart. Impact is grounded in the people and environment that we strive to serve.”

Shanthakumar has advised companies in the Infrastructure, property, technology and medical sectors on strategy and capital raising in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has also previously worked in corporate law in Sydney and London with Herbert Smith Freehills, the United Nations Economic and Social Council in New York and served as an Infantry Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces.  Shanthakumar holds a B Econ/LLB from the University of Sydney.

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Managing Director
Nikhil Gullapalli

“I am passionate about empowering individuals, businesses and communities in reaching their full potential”

Nikhil has advised corporates in the infrastructure, healthcare, renewable energy and utilities sectors across financial markets, capital raising and M&A. In particular Nikhil has extensive experience in structuring financial solutions and exotic derivatives to meet unique client needs. This diverse background inspired Nikhil to become active in impact investing and developing outcome-based financing solutions to improve public health infrastructure. Nikhil holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the Monash University.

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Vice President
Vanessa Picker

“"I believe that impact investing will play a crucial role in solving some of the most intractable social problems"


Vanessa has worked in various strategic policy roles for State and Federal government departments in Australia. She worked for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW), as a member of the team responsible for bringing at least two social impact investment transactions to market per year. Prior to that, she was a Policy Officer at the Department of Social Services (Australian Government). She contributed to various policy design projects during the implementation phase of the $20.7 million Investment Approach to Welfare. Vanessa is pursuing a DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford. She holds an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation (University of Oxford); Master of Politics and Public Policy (Macquarie University, Australia); and a Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (University of Adelaide, Australia).

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Vice President
Ankit Gupta

“I believe in Impact Investing because of its power to transform society and alleviate poverty."

Ankit was previously a strategic management consultant at PwC where he advised multilateral organizations on strategic initiatives. He also has experience at a public sector think-tank where he produced research that was cited by the Federal Reserve. He holds a BA in Economics, International Relations, and Psychology from Lehigh University.

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