Managing Director, Investments
ABC World Asia
Sugandhi Matta is a Managing Director responsible for investments at ABC World Asia. Backed by Temasek Trust, Temasek Holdings and Pavilion Capital, ABC World Asia is a newly established private equity fund focused on impact investing, with S$400m under management.
Sugandhi has 15 years of investing experience in South and South East Asia. She is passionate about backing businesses that address social and environmental needs in the developing world and has been focused exclusively on impact investing since 2014.
As part of ABC World Asia’s founding leadership team, she has played a pivotal role in developing the impact measurement framework and practice for the fund. Before joining ABC World Asia, she was a Director of Investments at LeapFrog Investments, a US$1bn financial inclusion focused impact fund. She started her investing career at Temasek Holdings (2005-2008), where she focused on financial services deals.
She is an experienced board member, having held board positions in India, Thailand and Indonesia. She has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (India) and a Bachelor of Engineering from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda (India).