Sriram Gutta is Deputy Head, India and South Asia at the World Economic Forum. In his role, he leads the India Economic Summit, manages key government relationships in India, is responsible for the various projects across the centre and states, and supports the team's vision and strategy for the region.
Sriram has spent over 10 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 on a Fulbright scholarship and his Master of Management Studies from BITS, Pilani, India.