Shikha Goyal is an investment adviser at Omidyar Network and focuses on the firm’s education related investments across Africa.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Shikha was a member of the education team at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). While at CIFF, Shikha was responsible for identifying, developing, and managing programs to improve basic literacy and numeracy for children in India and sub-Saharan Africa. She managed a portfolio of over $60 million including CIFF’s investment in Early Learning Partnership – a multi-donor trust fund with the World Bank, Educate Girls – the world’s first education development impact bond, and Tayari – a low cost, early childhood education model across 1,500 schools in Kenya.
Before CIFF, Shikha spent five years at Accenture advising European utilities on mergers, divestitures, operational improvement, and regulatory strategy.
Shikha received her a bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Thapar Institute India and her MBA from INSEAD France.