Director, Partnerships & Sustainable Finance Initiatives, Pan American Development Foundation
Sowmya Krishnamoorthy joined PADF in 2014 in our Port-au-Prince field office and is currently based in Washington D.C. She oversees private sector partnerships and sustainable finance investments. Previously, she managed the implementation of PADF’s programs in the Caribbean and has experience directing programs in entrepreneurship, workforce training, local governance, environmental sustainability, and disaster response.
She promotes market-based solutions to disaster response across multiple thematic areas such as shelters, WASH, food security and other key response and recovery initiatives at PADF. Her work focuses on innovative financing, local enterprise development, public-private partnerships, supply and value-chain development, and promoting a market-based approach within PADF’s programming.
Prior to PADF, she worked for the Fortune Magazine Group supporting strategic development of the business brands at Time Inc. She also worked at the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund facilitating investments and enterprise development in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
Ms. Krishnamoorthy has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hollins University and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law.
What do you foresee as the most important development in international grantmaking in the next 5 years?
In disaster response, over the next five years, an increase in the need for true and effective partnerships (built on shared value and leveraging expertise from various entities - public, private, and civil society). Also an emphasis on identifying and scaling local solutions to resilience through both grant and investment capital.