Eshanthi is a senior manager on the Intellectual Capital team at Omidyar Network where she advances strategy and research across the firm’s initiatives, incubates new areas of impact, and leads the firm’s work on future sensing and foresight.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Eshanthi was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, working on a range of projects, from analyzing international market dynamics for long-term expansion and exit opportunities for healthcare companies to developing growth strategies for nonprofit charter school startups. Before that, Eshanthi worked for CARE Bangladesh as a William Davidson Institute fellow to value and negotiate a joint-venture social enterprise that empowers rural Bangladeshi women to become entrepreneurial salespeople. She also worked for Ford Motor Company India, where she set up a public-private partnership between Ford, the Tamil Nadu health department, a local NGO, and a university-run rural tech incubator to establish a mobile health initiative.
Eshanthi attended the University of Michigan where she received an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and an M.S. from the School of Natural Resources and Environment, with a focus in sustainable systems. She also earned a B.S. in business and a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.