CEO, Karma Capital, Founder, MA Ocean (India)
Nandita has an enduring passion for the oceans. Over the past 30 years, she has been exploring, sailing, and diving in the world’s most beautiful seas and oceans. Witnessing first-hand, the gradual and continuing degradation of coral reefs, extinction of marine species, and increasing plastic litter in the most far-flung and remote beaches. She is committed to reversing this trend through the launch of Ma Oceans.
Nandita manages an India focused equity fund and is a veteran of the Indian fund management industry. She pioneered equities research in India in 1994 and launched India’s first alternative investment fund for global investors in 2004. Nandita is the founder and principal of Karma Capital Management LLC. In 2018, she formed Asset Managers Roundtable of India, an initiative to bring institutional investors on a single platform to advocate for policy change in India and to work together with the Indian government and market regulators for capital market and tax reforms. Nandita has been championing the cause of gender balance in Boardrooms and women in leadership in corporate India for the past decade.
Nandita’s investment career spans 28 years where her focus on companies that build long-term shareholder value led her to ESG, Environmental, Social and Governance, investing in India. She is a thoughtful capitalist who understands global capitalist impulses and wishes to take her role as an environmental steward to the next level. She plans to accelerate change using design thinking, technology, and data analytics in the Ma Oceans platform.