Anita Marangoly George
Member of Advisory Council for Finance; Co-Founder, International Solar Alliance; Edhina Capital
Anita Marangoly George is the co-founder of Edhina Capital a growth equity fund focused on Sustainability (https://edhina.com). Anita has been an investor backing early trends with winning partners and established a distinguished track record in sustainable investments across the globe. She began her career as a Young Professional at the World Bank Group based in Washington DC and worked on infrastructure in Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, Middle East and Africa and South and Southeast Asia. She worked with Siemens AG to set up Siemens Financial Services in India and supported projects in Telecom and Power sectors. Anita played key leadership roles at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) with many firsts in infrastructure, natural resources, municipal finance and creation of IFC’s venture and disruptive technologies group. She has extensive experience in Renewable Energy, transportation, and water from early stage MSMEs to established companies across several geographies. She was Sr. Director for Energy for the World Bank Group and mobilized billions into clean energy and electrification of transportation. At the World Bank Group, Anita played a governance role as Board Member in India’s first Microfinance institution and a waste and water solutions MSME company under the Mahindra and Mahindra group.
In 2016, Anita established Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ’s) office in India and became Executive Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets at CDPQ in 2017. Her final post at CDPQ was Executive Vice President and Deputy Head of CDPQ Global covering all geographies outside of Canada. While at CDPQ, Anita supported investments in financial services in listed and unlisted companies in Asia and Latin America. She was instrumental in expanding CDPQ’s investments in Emerging Markets from 5% of AUM in 2016 to 15% in 2021. Anita assisted in building partnerships and investments in renewable energy, highways, telecom, and tech investment platforms across different asset classes. Anita has made over USD12billion of investments with USD4b in equity and the rest in debt and structured and guarantee products both directly and through funds.
Anita is currently an independent director on the Boards of Tata Sons, First Solar, USA, and Piramal Enterprises Limited.
Anita George is passionately committed to human capital development and economic empowerment of women and girls. She is actively engaged in mentoring women and girls. Anita serves on non-profit boards and advisory councils involved in Livelihood Recovery and Resilience, Empowerment of Women, Technology and Climate Finance, and Sustainable Infrastructure. Accelerating tech enabled solutions to address climate and societal challenges with profitable investments is her life goal.