Audrey Selian

Artha Initiative

Audrey Selian currently serves as Director of the Artha Initiative associated with Rianta Capital Zurich and is a team member/advisor to the Halloran Philanthropies.

She has been active in the impact investing sector since 2006, and is founder of, an online impact investment platform that is designed to tackle the economics of due diligence around high impact, small scale SMEs/SGBs. Through the associated vehicle Artha Networks Inc., the platform tool has been licensed for Latin America and is actively being considered for deployment in other sectors and geographies. Audrey has a background in management consulting from PricewaterhouseCoopers, and her entrepreneurial experience includes several years spent in business development, marketing and sales at an NSF-funded software start-up called Wireless Grids Corporation. She currently serves as a trustee for several non-profit organizations, sits on the board of a number of for-profits, and holds a PhD in Technology Policy & Development Studies from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. She also holds degrees from The London School of Economics and Wellesley College. In 2003-4 she was a doctoral fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.