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Rekha Unnithan, CFA

  • Managing Director, Co-Head of Private Equity Impact Investing

About Rekha Unnithan

Rekha is a Managing Director and the Co-Head of Private Equity Impact Investing, where she is responsible for executing Nuveen’s private equity impact and climate inclusion strategy. She was an early visionary establishing the intentional leadership in the impact investing platform for Nuveen.

Prior to joining Nuveen in 2012, Rekha was a Vice President in the institutional investment group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She also held various positions in institutional investments, investment oversight, and risk management at Merrill Lynch.

Rekha graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Financial Instruments & Markets, Social Innovation and Impact from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She holds the CFA and CIMA designations.

Rekha serves on the advisory board of the Operating Principles for Impact Management and as chair of the Global Private Capital Association’s Impact Council. She is a board member on several current portfolio companies to help drive strategy and performance.

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