Abha is the Executive Director, Social Finance and a founding member of The British Asian Trust. Abha has over 15 years’ experience working on strategic programmatic solutions, tackling complex issues throughout South Asia. Abha has been a crucial driver of the development of innovative social finance mechanisms, heightening the Trust’s entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy to meet SDG targets.
Abha has extensive experience of creating and nurturing philanthropic, business and cultural relationships between the UK and South Asia and practical experience of both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Before coming to the Trust Abha was the Chief Operating Officer of the UK India Business Council after 5 years in the Reinsurance markets in London.
She grew up in Mumbai, India and graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Mumbai and a BA Hons in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University.