Shruti Chandrasekhar is an investment professional with over 13 years of experience investing in private equity and venture capital.
Currently she is the Head of SME Ventures at the IFC/World Bank Group. SME Ventures is a private equity investment program focused on providing access to capital for SMEs across frontier markets. Shruti also leads IFC’s gender focused initiatives across private equity and venture capital. Shruti has spent around seven years at the IFC in various roles – leading direct investments in early stage companies as well as investing in funds.
Prior to the IFC, Shruti was with PremjiInvest, the multi-billion dollar family office / endowment for Mr. Azim Premji, the 7th largest signatory of the Giving Pledge (and largest non-American giver). At PremjiInvest, Shruti held multiple roles including leading the global fund investment program, late-stage direct VC investing in Silicon Valley, and mid-market PE in India. Prior to her investment career, Shruti was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. She has an MBA from the Wharton School and an S.B. from MIT.