Founder, Aavishkaar Intellecap Group
Vineet Rai is the Founder of Aavishkaar –Intellecap Group and chairs the group and its executive council. Aavishkaar is a pioneer impact investment fund with more than US$ 200 million under management and invests in India, South Asia and South East Asia.
Intellecap provides thought leadership on using business as an approach for development and works with corporations, enterprises, investors and governments to strengthen economic engagement with low income populations. The group subsidiaries include Arohan, Intellegrow and Intellecash. Intellecap’s other pioneering initiatives include I ‘Cube” N – India’s first Impact Angel Network and SANKALP Forum, one of the first global platforms for inclusive engagement.
Vineet serves as a Commissioner at the Global Commission of Business and Sustainable Development launched at Davos 2016 and is an advisor to the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Board.
Vineet has received numerous awards including the G 20 – SME Innovation in Finance Award 2010 in Seoul, UNDP-IBLF –ICC World Business Award 2005 in New York and Lemelson Award for Social Venture Investing from A.P.J Abdul kalam, Honorable former President of India. He has also received the Ashoka Fellowship and Honorary Membership of XLRI Alumni Association.