Rasima Swarup
Head of Strategy & Operations

Rasima is the Head of Strategy & Operations for Catalyst Fund. As part of her role, she shapes the Fund's strategic direction, fostering collaboration within the team to achieve targets, and identifying growth opportunities. She particularly focuses on growing the Catalyst Climate Innovation Hub, a grant-funded initiative dedicated to accelerating innovation ecosystems for climate resilience in emerging markets.

As one of the early members of Catalyst Fund, Rasima has worn multiple hats, including leading venture-building engagements with portfolio companies to help them achieve product-market fit, portfolio management and forging partnerships with investors and corporate stakeholders, and crafting the initial AAA impact framework. Before joining BFA Global, Rasima pursued her graduate degree and worked with CGAP to develop and test customer-centricity frameworks. Her career journey also includes experiences with Deloitte in both India and Australia, where she served as a Senior Analyst. At Deloitte, Rasima focused on building identity governance solutions for various financial institutions, while also managing client relations and product development across multicultural, globally distributed teams.

Rasima holds a Masters in International Business and Development Economics from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Manipal University (India).

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