Geetha Tharmaratnam


Geetha Tharmaratnam is Partner - Africa & Head of Impact for LGT Impact.

She was a founding partner of T5 Africa Capital Partners, a Private Equity Fund Manager investing in growing mid-cap businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is a private equity professional with 14+ years experience in Developing Markets PE, investing in Africa, impact investing and Global Insurance/ Reinsurance.

As a principal at Aureos Capital, the preeminent SME PE firm, she focused on group strategy and sustainable investing, developing the first PE sustainability index. She worked in the Global Portfolio Management team and the Health Fund at Abraaj Group.

She holds a BSc (Finance) from the University of Bridgeport, an MBA and MSc in Management Research from Oxford University (Private Equity as an instrument of development in Africa). Miss Tharmaratnam is an Advisor to Capria Ventures, an accelerator for impact fund managers in Emerging Markets. She also sits on the Investment Committee of Aleyo Capital, which invests in growing businesses in Botswana.