Buen Vivir Fund Director
Gaithiri is a Malaysian of Tamil origin. She identifies as a feminist, a reader, and a student of intersectionality. At Thousand Currents, she leads the investment strategy and brings with her 20 years of experience in finance–spanning investments, management consulting, risk advisory, and operations. Prior to joining Thousand Currents, she worked as a finance professional in a $40B strategic investment fund and played a key role in the fund's expansion in North America and diversification into the technology sector. Having seen the harms of mainstream finance firsthand, Gaithiri is committed to applying her expertise to serve efforts that are pushing the boundaries of the system and building community economic power. She finds joy in the time she spends with her daughter everyday, and seeing the world through her eyes.