Badri Pillapakkam

Investment Partner

Badri sources and executes investments across the Emerging Tech initiative for Omidyar Network in India and other emerging markets across Asia. His role builds on his extensive experience in the finance and investing fields.

Immediately before joining Omidyar Network, Badri served as the vice president of investments and fund operations at Xander Advisors, a private equity firm focusing on real estate investments in India. In this role, Badri identified, evaluated, and executed investments and acquisitions; he was also responsible for numerous fund operations, including legal and tax matters surrounding investment in India. Previously, Badri worked in the financial risk management division at Exl Service, a leading provider of business process outsourcing services. He began his career in the assurance and business advisory services division of PriceWaterhouse Coopers India, where he worked on statutory and tax audits, due diligence reviews, and feasibility studies for Indian and multinational companies.

Badri is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India. He graduated with an MBA from the Indian School of Business, where he made the dean’s list, and earned his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Madras.

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