Audrey Selian, 2005

 Audrey Selian currently serves as Director of the Artha Initiative associated with Rianta Capital Zurich, an investment advisory to a family trust. She has been active in the impact investing sector since 2006, and is founder of Artha Networks Inc., an online impact investment 'operating system' platform that is designed to tackle the economics of due diligence around high impact, small scale SMEs/SGBs. Audrey has a particular interest in high impact sustainable businesses, and has focused on building an investment portfolio in India, while helping find ways to galvanize like-minded 'impact' investors. 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 that originated from within Fletcher. She currently serves as a trustee for several non-profit organizations, sits on the board of several for-profit organizations, and credits her doctoral studies in technology policy & development Fletcher for the unique path she has been able to follow. 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.

Dissertation

  • Cosmetic Democracies: Political Development and ICTs in Post-Communist Armenia

Fields of Study

  • International Information & Communication
    Law & Development / Development Studies
    Technology Policy & Management

Education before Fletcher

  • London School of Economics, MSc
    Wellesley College, BA

Experience before Fletcher

  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations
    PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Alexius International

    Internships:
    Citibank NA
    Cargill
    CNN World Business Today

Award

  • Kennedy School of Government, National Center for Digital Government / Belfer Center Doctoral Fellowship 2003-4