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Global Head, Private Capital & Impact Investing

Arun Asok is a seasoned impact investor with 15 years of experience investing in and managing a portfolio of impact enterprises across Asia and Africa, particularly those focused on healthcare, financial services, and energy access.  As a senior advisor in Abt’s International Development Division, Arun leads mobilizing private capital and structuring impact investments for various client projects. More broadly, he leads Abt’s private capital and impact investment strategy and execution, and convenes thought leadership activities to champion private capital as a tool for inclusive growth and social and economic wellbeing. Arun’s expertise spans fund structuring, investment management, portfolio management, and business operations while forging public-private partnerships between UN organizations, ministries, developmental institutions, and commercial investors.

Before joining Abt, Arun worked at Bamboo Capital Partners as the CEO & Director of the firm’s Asia operations and the fund manager for the BUILD Fund, a blended finance fund operated in partnership with the UN Capital Development Fund. He structured and launched the fund and successfully raised USD $60 million from six UN member states and development institutions. Prior to Bamboo, he was a Senior Investment Associate at Lok Capital, working on various equity and debt transactions across impact enterprises in the financial services, education, and healthcare sectors, and on fundraising. Between Lok and Bamboo, he had an operational stint with Forus Health, where he launched a services business vertical for the firm in India and Ethiopia.


  • Impact Investing
  • Asset Management
  • Private Capital
  • Health
  • Inclusive Economic Growth
  • Clean Energy
  • Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion

Key Projects:

  • Healthcare Electrification and Telecommunication Alliance

Countries Served In:

  • Switzerland, India, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya.
Arun Asok