Anulika is mother to a vibrant 17 year old, Head of Investments for Europe, Middle East and Africa and leads on early and growth stage impact investments in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is also Chair of the Board of Governors at University of East London and Founder of the Sequoia Platform, a leading educational not for profit focused on social mobility in the United Kingdom. She is committed to Finance and Economic Justice through development as well as the need to promote equity and social justice in the world's most fragile countries- all of which she continues to support across roles in finance and philanthropy.
Anulika has extensive investment experience and believes in investing for good. Having worked at some of the world's largest Financial Institutions- Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, The Carlyle Group and Soros Fund, Anulika has developed an extensive investment track record spanning across sectors, stages and geographies. She has developed inclusive investment strategies for development finance institutions (DFIs), corporations and foundations; she co-led the design and implementation of George Soros’ $500 million commitment to programs and companies benefiting migrants and refugees fleeing life-threatening situations.
Within the Sagana Group, Anulika provides hands on operational experience to large corporates in the areas of financial planning and capital raising. She has most recently completed a USD100m capital raise for a manufacturing conglomerate based out of UAE and is currently lead advisor on a USD250m private placement investment opportunity within the manufacturing sector in the Middle East. Anulika also makes direct investments across renewables, healthcare, education and financial technology.
In 2006, Anulika set up—The Sequoia Platform— not-for-profit initiative which focuses on education and empowerment and over the last 14 years has worked with the private sector to create job opportunities for disadvantaged students (predominantly black) and provided educational support to undergraduate and post graduate students across disciplines.
Anulika Chairs the board of governors at University of East London, a board that reflects the diversity of its community. Anulika joined the Board of Governors in 2018 and was appointed as the first black woman to serve as Chair of a University in 2019. She continues to lead the Board through a challenging time across the Higher Education sector globally as a result of the global pandemic. Anulika has provided leadership of governance activities during this difficult period and supported the Vice Chancellor and President and her executive team in ensuring the University remains sustainable. She has most recently been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has been described as a “vibrant and inspirational leader in finance and philanthropy”, has joined the exclusive group which aims to accelerate change to create a “more inclusive and sustainable future”.
Anulika has a Bachelor’s and Master’s (MEng) in Medical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London and an MSc in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford.