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Somak Ghosh: A Contrarian Approach to Impact Investing


Somak Ghosh was a founding member of YES Bank which, less than nine years after starting its operation, is now the fourth largest private sector bank in India. Last year he stepped down from his role at Motilal Private Equity to launch a new venture capital fund, Contrarian Capital, targeting underpenetrated markets in India. He tells Ben Thurman why he decided to move on from this role and how he aims to move the idea of investing in BoP businesses from niche to mainstream.

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