Balaji is a commerce graduate with an MBA in Agri-Business Management from MANAGE, Hyderabad. Has over 3 years of experience across financial consulting, Agricultural finance and ESG domains, has enabled multi-stakeholder partnerships with International Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) to bring in high impact debt capital to the tune of USD 50 million benefiting the stakeholders in Agri Value Chains and Small holder farmers.
He has supported Impact Investing through delivery and implementation of One of India’s first agriculture Green bonds for globally recognized thematic interventions in areas of sustainable agriculture, and climate smart Agri-value chains. Before Unitus, he was earlier with Samunnati and PWC.
His interests include Table Tennis and Japanese Manga.
Harish Peddina has got 5 years of experience in Debt Syndication post qualification of MBA from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He has assisted Businesses in disbursing facilities more than INR 1000 crores across various sectors i.e., Manufacturing, Agriculture, Real Estate and Educational segment. He is specialized in Corporate Finance, Business Consulting and Restructuring of transactions.
Before joining Unitus Capital, Harish was employed with Indusind Bank as a Relationship Manager and responsible for South Educational Vertical funding with average ticket size of INR 200 Crores.
Post work Interests: Cricket, Kabaddi and Badminton.
Ishita joined Unitus Capital in January 2022. She has 2+ years of experience in investment banking. Before joining Unitus Capital, she was working with a boutique investment bank focusing on real estate and MSME businesses. At Unitus, she is a part of the debt team and plays a key role in executing debt mandates.
She is a CA.
Naman Jain joined Unitus Capital as an Analyst in the Debt team in January 2023. Prior to this, he worked as a Customer Success Analyst at Accern Corporation, a New York based fintech startup where he leveraged his analytical skills to research and present use cases to clients using Accern’s no-code AI platform. He also has experience as an Equity Research Analyst at Crispidea, Bangalore covering Aerospace & Defence sector and conducting financial analysis to present recommendations and valuations to clients.
Naman holds a Bcom Hons degree with specialization in Finance & Investment from Christ University, Bangalore. He has also cleared the first two levels of the CFA Program.
In his free time, Naman enjoys playing tennis, football, and cricket. He was a state-level cricket player and has a passion for sport.
Rima has 11+ years of experience with Bank of Baroda in Corporate credit, Transaction Banking, Resource mobilization in India and the Middle East. There, she specialized in Real Estate, Manufacturing entities, Structuring deals. She carries deep sectoral knowledge on various banking operations and potent network across geographies and functions.
At Unitus, Rima is responsible for tracking financial services and structured product advisory.
She is a certified associate of IIB&F- CAIIB; Post Graduate Diploma in Finance; Bachelor of Commerce.
Simmi has 23+ years of experience in financial services with extensive expertise in supporting access to capital for sustainable startups and social enterprises.
She is recognized as a thought leader for impact investing and climate finance in India. She is also a frequent speaker on inclusive finance and an advisor and mentor to several sustainability programs, accelerators and startups.
Simmi has won multiple accolades for contribution to inclusive finance including ‘Fintech Entrepreneur of the Year’ and a mention on AIMWI’s ‘Top 100 Women in Finance’.
She has worked in various capacities with Greenfunder, Climate Finance Initiative, Grameen Impact India, Intellegrow, Morgan Stanley and ICRA.
Her education credentials include: London Business School – Masters in Leadership and Strategy and Chartered Accountant [CA]
Vivek Jeyakumar has 9+ years of experience in the debt fund raising domain. Previously he was with Fourth Partner Energy Private Ltd where he was part of the debt funding raising team for their international portfolios raising debt from DFIs and impact investors. He has also worked for ICICI Bank in Corporate Banking and Debt Syndication Team.
Education: Vivek has done his MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management, Development and Research, Bangalore and holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Mumbai University.
Other Interests: Vivek is massive sports buff and is a fan Arsenal Football Club. He loves to travel and explore new cuisines and try out new cocktails.