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Board of Directors

Alexander Wendeln

Position: Managing Director of Wega Support GmbH
Categories: Board of Directors

Alexander is Managing Director of Wega Support GmbH, a German Family Office of the Wendeln and Klaene Families. He co-founded the Family Office after the disposal of the industrial bakery Wendeln Grossbaeckerei GmbH & Co KG in 1999. Alexander is a graduate in business policy and business studies from the University of Muenster and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Alexander Wendeln

Managing Director of Wega Support GmbH

Alexander is Managing Director of Wega Support GmbH, a German...

Geoff (Chester) Woolley

Position: Co-founder & Co-Chairman
Categories: Board of Directors

Geoff has been involved in impact investing and microfinance since he joined Unitus Labs as a board member in 2001. Geoff is currently CEO of Unitus Impact, which he co-founded in early 2011 to support livelihood acceleration in Asia and Africa, prove the viability of investments in livelihood ventures, and attract capital markets and other investors to the space. Among many positions, Geoff holds Board seats at Micro Benefits China and other social enterprises benefiting those at the base of the economic pyramid.

Geoff has been active in private equity investing for over 25 years, founding two successful venture funds in the United States and Europe. He pioneered the concept of venture debt and has invested in over 400 companies in his career, including Ciena, Coinstar, Hotmail and Human Genome Science. He is a Founding Partner of Dominion Ventures, Inc. and European Venture Partners (now called Kreos Capital). In 1998, he assumed an advisory role at Dominion in order to pursue non-profit and other business interests.

Geoff holds a B.S. in business management from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Utah.

Geoff (Chester) Woolley

Co-founder & Co-Chairman

Geoff has been involved in impact investing and microfinance since...

Narayan Ramachandran

Position: Co-Chairman, Former MD and India Country Head, Morgan Stanley
Categories: Board of Directors, Investors

Narayan is an investor and entrepreneur with a focus on financial services and social businesses. As the former Country Head of Morgan Stanley in India, he led all of the group’s businesses. Prior to these roles, Narayan was the Head and lead portfolio manager of Morgan Stanley’s Global Emerging Markets and Global Asset Allocation teams, managing over $25 billion in assets from New York and Singapore. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1996 and has 20 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, he was a managing director at Rogers Casey (now CRA Rogers Casey). In addition, Narayan was director of research at Rogers Casey and President of its investment advisory subsidiary. He began his career at Goldman Sachs.

Narayan received a B.Tech. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Narayan Ramachandran

Co-Chairman, Former MD and India Country Head, Morgan Stanley

Narayan is an investor and entrepreneur with a focus on...

Suman Gopalan

Position: Chief Human Resource Officer for Freshworks
Categories: Board of Directors

Suman Gopalan is the Chief HR Officer (CHRO) at Freshworks, spearheading a global team to support the company’s global people strategy to engage,
develop and care for its 4,500+ employees. At Freshworks, Suman has played a crucial role in supporting the company’s rapid growth with
innovative practices to attract and retain top-tier talent while strengthening the company’s
culture that creates a happy workplace environment. She also championed the diversity
and inclusion program at Freshworks, hiring over 1000 women in 2020, putting
Freshworks ahead of the industry average.

Suman Gopalan

Chief Human Resource Officer for Freshworks

Suman Gopalan is the Chief HR Officer (CHRO) at Freshworks,...

Walt Mayo

Position: Senior Vice President, International Expansion for Endeavor Global
Categories: Board of Directors

Walt joined the board of Unitus Capital in December 2012 with extensive international experience in both the public, private, and non-profit and sectors. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President, International Expansion for Endeavor Global, a non-profit leading the worldwide high-impact entrepreneurship movement. Prior to Endeavor, Walt spent 12 years with Dell, managing business units in Southern Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Japan and Singapore. Walt led Dell’s consumer business in Asia and expanded its presence across the key emerging markets of China, India, and South East Asia. He started his professional life as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, with overseas assignments in Bolivia, Pakistan, and Cuba, and domestic assignments to the National Security Council Staff, U.S. House of Representatives, and Department of State.

Walt received a BA degree from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. He is married with three children and currently resides in Singapore. Walt is an avid CrossFitter.

Walt Mayo

Senior Vice President, International Expansion for Endeavor Global

Walt joined the board of Unitus Capital in December 2012...

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