Jyot Chadha

Head - Initiative To Catalyze Urban Innovations


Jyot heads the Initiative to Catalyze Urban Innovations at WRI India Sustainable Cities. Operating at the intersection of regulation and innovation, she works to bring entrepreneurial agility to urban mobility challenges. Jyot leads the initiative’s research of transformative ideas and develops opportunities that expand the market and impact of entrepreneurs in this sector.

Jyot first joined WRI India as a Shell Foundation Fellow. In her year as a fellow, she studied the opportunity and challenges for entrepreneurs in sustainable transport. Her fellowship culminated in running the Rickshaw Rising Challenge, a pilot to catalyze start-ups working to change the auto-rickshaw sector.

Prior to WRI India, Jyot co-founded a $0.5 million incubation fund to invest in businesses by young people living in Delhi’s slums. She started her career with Langham Capital, an investment bank focused on cross-border M&A, and RogersCasey, an investment consulting firm.

Jyot has an MBA from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. She is an Associate Fellow with the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship and a Shell Foundation Fellow. Jyot is a member of the External Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council for Novartis International.