Roopa Kudva

Partner and Managing Director, Omidyar Network India

Roopa leads Omidyar Network India and is responsible for overall strategy, investments, operations and portfolio development.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network India, Roopa spent 23 years with CRISIL, and was its managing director and chief executive officer from 2007. She led CRISIL’s transformation from being India’s premier ratings agency into a diversified global analytical company. Under her leadership the company’s market capitalization grew four-fold and revenues tripled. She led the company’s expansion plans and CRISIL now has a presence in 150 cities across India and research centres in Argentina, Poland and China. Its client base includes some of the largest global investment banks and as well as tens of thousands of small firms and enterprises in India.

Roopa also worked for Standard & Poor’s, Paris, as director, financial institutions ratings.

Roopa is regularly featured in the media as a prominent woman leader in corporate India. She has served as a member of several policy-level committees relating to the Indian financial system, and is currently an independent director on the boards of Tata AIA Life Insurance Company and Nestle India, and has been on the board of Infosys. She is also a member of the board of governors of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.

Roopa holds a postgraduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and is a Distinguished Alumnus of the institute.