Subhashini Chandran

Subhashini Chandran

Principal Advisor - Private Sector & Agribusiness Development, IMC Worldwide UK
Team Leader - RAP3 CONNECT
Glenn H. Greenberg Yale World Fellow

Subhashini has two decades of organizational leadership experience and a proven track record in cultivating partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions with special focus on reviving large-scale enterprises in the agriculture, manufacturing, eco-tourism and social sectors in India. Her areas of expertise include identifying and developing multi-sector collaborations, implementing market systems approaches with strong potential for generating jobs and income earning opportunities, and commercial and impact investments in frontier markets. She has worked closely with national and sub-national governments, a broad range of public and private sector actors, industry bodies and trade unions.   

Subhashini’s current work straddles the development and private sectors, designing and implementing collaborative solutions for sustainable poverty alleviation and women’s economic empowerment. She is leading the delivery of CONNECT, the economic development component of UKaid’s flagship infrastructure project, Rural Access Programme 3 implemented by IMC in Nepal. Prior to joining IMC, she was CEO of Woodbriar Group where she grew a small tea business into one of India’s largest privately owned tea plantation businesses. She has also served as Senior Adviser to AgDevCo, a UK-based social venture capital fund investing in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and as Adjunct Professor at XLRI Jamshedpur, India where she taught Mergers and Acquisitions in Emerging Markets on the MBA programme.

She read Economics at the LSE and Law at City University UK, is a Member of the Bar Council of India, Independent Director at Aban Offshore Limited and SunFarmer Nepal, a Yale World Fellow and Chevening Gurukul Fellow for Leadership and Excellence.

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