Grow Asia has appointed three senior leaders to strengthen its management team. The strategic move follows the launch of GrowBeyond, Grow Asia’s largest impact fund, which is designed to leverage up to US$ 1 billion of climate finance through a public-private blended financing model. The new fund will unlock inclusive finance for small agri-businesses over the next 10 years, targeting SMEs in Southeast Asia that lie at the forefront of the climate crisis.
“I am thrilled to welcome Megan, Sanjiv, and Pranav to the Grow Asia team. Their deep expertise in sustainable agriculture, blended finance, and communications will be invaluable as we work to implement our GrowBeyond fund and scale our impact across Southeast Asia. With their support, we are well-positioned to empower the 70+ million small agri-businesses in the region to build more resilient and sustainable food systems.”, says Beverley Postma, Executive Director, Grow Asia.
Megan, Sanjiv, and Pranav will help Grow Asia build on the momentum generated from the Grow Asia Investment Forum and the 45th AMAF Meeting to deliver Grow Asia’s mission to cultivate more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable food systems.
Head, Programs, Grow Asia
Megan leads program design and implementation, supporting all Grow Asia’s impact funds and grants, with a particular focus on Grow Beyond and GrowRight.
Prior to joining Grow Asia, Megan spent over a decade delivering successful public and private sector projects in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean. Megan was the Deputy Chief of Party for USAID Green Invest Asia, supporting the mobilization of $446 million and unlocking the potential to reduce a projected 156 million tons of carbon emissions through the improved management of 1.7 million hectares of land.
Senior Advisor, Grow Asia
Sanjiv has over two decades of experience in sustainable finance and investment banking across the public and private sector. Sanjiv leads Grow Asia’s work on blended finance under the GrowBeyond impact fund.
Most recently, Sanjiv focused on deploying capital for the blended finance investment vehicle &Green, which aims to make global agri-commodity production deforestation and exploitation-free.
Head, Communications, Grow Asia
Regional Platform Coordinator, Asia Pacific, Food Action Alliance
Pranav leads Grow Asia’s global communications strategy and manages its outreach to public and private stakeholders. Pranav also serves as Regional Platform Coordinator, Asia Pacific, for the World Economic Forum’s Food Action Alliance, where he leads the development and facilitation of the FAA’s regional delivery hub, building partnerships and engaging with stakeholders across the region.
Pranav has over a decade of experience leading global, integrated communications and public affairs campaigns for governments, technology firms, financial organizations, fast-growing startups, and venture capital firms.