Preeth Gowdar is a Director within Enclude’s Capital Advisory Services practice, which specializes in impact investing advisory. Preeth leads a diverse range of client engagements across the areas of capital raising, transaction and fund structuring, and strategy development. He works as an advisor to entrepreneurs, fund managers, non-profit organizations and corporations whose focus sectors primarily span financial services, healthcare and agribusiness in developing countries.
Prior to joining Enclude, Preeth worked for the U.S. Department of Defense, within a special task force designed to promote and facilitate investment into SMEs in Afghanistan, as a means to promote peace and stability in conflict-afflicted areas. Previously in his career, Preeth was among the earliest employees of Lok Capital, one of India’s first dedicated impact investment funds. Preeth deployed early and growth stage capital into microfinance institutions across the country, as the inclusive finance sector was rapidly launching. Additionally, Preeth has worked extensively in management and strategy consulting with Accenture as well as Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services group.
Preeth holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.