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Jayant is managing director of Omidyar Network India Advisors, where he leads overall investment strategy and operations in India. In his role, Jayant helps Omidyar Network manage and develop the India-based portfolio across our Access to Capital and Media, Markets & Transparency initiatives. Jayant brings more than 20 years of experience in investing and strategy consulting to his role as managing director, as well as a deep understanding of managing investments and advising businesses in India.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Jayant was managing director of Courage Capital Management, where he led technology and India-related investing for a global special situations hedge fund. Prior to joining Courage Capital in 2006, Jayant spent 12 years with McKinsey & Company as a partner in the Boston and Delhi offices. During his career with McKinsey, he led a variety of strategic, operational, and transaction-related projects with corporations in North America, Europe, and India. Jayant’s experience also includes serving as president of Internet Business Capital, an early stage venture capital firm, and consulting positions at Stone & Webster and Synergic Resources Corporation.
Jayant has an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School, an MS in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Technology with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.