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Smita Aggarwal

Omidyar Network
Director - Investments
Smita leads strategy and investments for Omidyar Network’s Financial Services initiative in India. In her current role she looks at new equity investments in early stage FinTech start-ups in India and South Asia. Smita presently manages a portfolio of 15 Fintech companies and plays an active Board and governance role in her investee companies.
Smita has over 25 years of experience in banking and finance. Before joining Omidyar Network, Smita served as senior program director at CAFRAL, a global think tank promoted by the Reserve Bank of India, where she led the industry and policy dialogues on strategy, risk management, digital banking, financial inclusion, and governance for bank CEOs and directors. Prior to her time at CAFRAL, Smita was business head, Gramshakti at Fullerton India Credit Company, a Temasek subsidiary, where she set up a business model to offer loans and other third party products to rural customers.
She began her career with ICICI Bank, where she held various leadership positions including head of rural and agricultural insurance business, head of strategy, head of e-channels, head of CRM, and head of international resources. She was instrumental in introducing innovative products and channels to improve convenience and access for customers. Smita has also taught microfinance courses as a visiting faculty member at NMIMS School of Business Management.

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