Raakhee Kulkarni is a Principal, Head of ESG at South Asia Advisors, a sub-advisor to GEF Capital Partners. She is based in Mumbai, India, and joined South Asia Advisors in 2018. At GEF, Ms. Kulkarni is responsible for implementing ESG systems and processes for portfolio companies. Ms. Kulkarni also supports the deal team in identifying potential investment opportunities.

Prior to joining South Asia Advisors, Ms. Kulkarni was a Principal Consultant with ERM India Pvt Ltd. and led the Transaction Services practice. She has expertise over a wide variety of sectors including chemicals, manufacturing, real estate and waste management.

Ms. Kulkarni received a B.S. in Microbiology from Shivaji University, a Masters in Urban Environmental Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law from National Law School, Bangalore.