Gaithiri Siva

Buen Vivir Fund Director
Gaithiri is a finance professional with over 15 years of progressive leadership experience in investments, management consulting, risk advisory, and operations. She played a key role in the North America expansion and diversification of a $40B Malaysian strategic investment fund into the technology sector, where she partnered with teams across North America and Asia to execute on critical strategic investment decisions. She has closed over $40M investments to-date and led diligence for numerous deals totaling over $300M. In previous roles, Gaithiri has consulted for the UN in Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar to improve reach and efficacy of spending, where she led large teams under difficult conditions on the oversight of disaster-relief fund management and micro-financing for women. As a Malaysian of Indian origin, Gaithiri is familiar with ethnic discrimination and is very keen on closing the inequality gap, especially amongst minorities. She has a Bachelor’s in Accounting and a CPA. An avid reader, Gaithiri also enjoys the beach, baking, kickboxing, and film photography. But these days, she spends all her free time chasing after her young daughter.