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Eric Savage

Position: Co-founder and CEO
Categories: Leadership
Location: Bangalore, India

Eric has 25+ years of investment banking experience. He moved to India in 2007 to help set up Unitus Capital (UC), an impact-focused investment bank and has led the company in raising almost US$3 billion for various impact businesses. He has had the privilege of working with many innovative companies that operate in financial inclusion, affordable healthcare, renewable energy, affordable education, women empowerment, and agriculture. Under his leadership, UC has been ranked the #1 Indian investment bank by Venture Intelligence for the past six years.

Previously, Eric ran Citigroup’s Asian investment banking franchise in the power and infrastructure sectors and helped secure and execute multiple landmark equity, debt and M&A transactions, totalling many billions of dollars. Eric was based in NYC and Hong Kong for 14 years with Citigroup/Salomon Brothers. He also headed Salomon’s utilities sector equity research and was selected to Institutional Investors’ All-Asia research team.

Eric is a graduate (cum laude) of Duke University and Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he received the Lucius N. Littauer Fellow Award, the program’s top honor. Eric serves on the boards of several leading companies, funds and educational institutions. In 2014, Eric was named Indian Expat Entrepreneur of the Year by Expat Entrepreneurs Circle. In 2016, he was awarded the Indira Gandhi Sadbhawana Award for his contributions to the impact investing sector. He is a highly sought after speaker, particularly in the impact investing world. Eric is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leaders Fellowship Program.

Other interests: Eric is an avid reader, aspiring surfer, Aspen Institute Fellow; he is offensively health-conscious and tries to be a fun father to his and Phyllis’ four children

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