Audrey Selian currently serves as Director of the Artha Impact associated with Rianta Capital Zurich. Rianta is a dedicated investment advisory vehicle to a single family office – and Artha has been initiative involving the deployment of private equity finance to last mile service businesses serving the underserved in India across various sectors including agriculture, health, energy, water, education and livelihoods. Audrey has been active in the impact investing sector since 2006, and is founder of ArthaImpact.com, an online impact investment platform that is designed to tackle the economics of due diligence around high impact, small scale SMEs/SGBs. Through its associated vehicle Artha Networks Inc., the platform tool has been licensed to the Inter-American Development Bank for Latin America and is actively being considered for deployment in other sectors and geographies, including for Central Asia (by the Aga Khan Development Network).
Audrey is also an advisor to the Halloran Philanthropies, and has a background in management consulting from PricewaterhouseCoopers; her entrepreneurial experience includes several years spent in business development, marketing and sales at NSF-funded software start-up Wireless Grids Corporation. She has also spent a number of years as a consultant to various branches of the International Telecommunication Union at the United Nations.
Audrey currently serves as a trustee for several non-profit organizations, sits on the board of a number of for-profits, and holds a PhD in Technology Policy & Development Studies from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. She is on the Advisory Committees/Boards of the Impact Hub Global, Impact Hub Geneva, Impact Hub Yerevan, Ashden, Volans, Impact Finance Geneva, Argidius, and Womanity Foundation. Audrey holds degrees from The London School of Economics (MSc) and Wellesley College (BA). In 2003-4 she was a doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2004-5.