Darshita Gillies

Founder & CEO at Maanch

Listed among the 100 Most Influential in UK - India Relationships, Darshita is Founder & CEO of Maanch - a multi-award winning global impact platform connecting high impact organisations around the world with philanthropic capital providers and link global progress on SDGs. From humble beginnings in Mumbai, India, in a non-English-speaking conservative family, Darshita is now a global citizen. Her aim is to leverage the power of emerging technologies to address the complex business and societal challenges we face in a more sustainable, conscious, and strategic way.

Her experience builds on and blends 3 facets, 'Finance', 'Technology' and 'Planetary Sustainability’. With a professional background as a Chartered Accountant, Investment Banker, Executive Coach, Impact Investing and FinTech/ Blockchain Specialist, Darshita also serves on Boards of 'For Profit' and 'Non-Profit' organisations.

“Darshita has a global purpose, which is genuinely for the greater good. I believe, she has ability to deliver a global solution to the critical global problems of today.”
- Lord Stone of Blackheath, Ex-Group Managing Director of Marks & Spencer.

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