Sriram Gutta

Head of Community Development, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum

Sriram Gutta is a Global Leadership Fellow and a Community Lead in the India and South Asia team within Regional and Government Engagement. In his role, he leads the programming for the India Economic Summit, manages key government relationships in India and supports the team's vision and strategy.

Sriram has spent over 9 years working on strategy consulting, microfinance, and impact investing across India, Switzerland and the United States. In these roles, he worked closely with the private sector, civil society, and government agencies. He has worked with both start-ups and large enterprises and has co-founded two organizations, based in India and the United States.

Prior to the Forum, Sriram co-founded Upaya Social Ventures, an impact investing
firm based out of Seattle. Sriram built and managed the India team at Upaya. He has spoken at several business schools in India and has judged prestigious business plan competitions including GSVC Asia Africa finals, iDiya at the Indian School of Business, and Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.

Sriram completed his MPA from Columbia University with a concentration in Economic and Political Development and a specialization in Management. Sriram is a Fulbright fellow and completed his Masters in Management Studies from BITS, Pilani.