Saayeli Mukherji is a former Fulbright Research Scholar who will help expand PAI’s global partnership network. Prior to the Partnership, she launched, a Netherlands Government funded initiative to connect European startups with their partners in Silicon Valley and worked with policy makers and global conglomerates to create mutually beneficial partnerships.

She was most recently a strategic manager to the COO at Elementum, a fast-growing Lightspeed Venture backed software-as-a-service startup in Silicon Valley, where she led their international expansion into Latin America and managed teams in Asia.

She is an inherently curious problem solver and loves to tackle big challenges. Saayeli is particularly interested in leveraging technology to overcome socioeconomic challenges, currently serving as a TechWomen mentor to Cameroon.

Saayeli holds a Masters in Law and Finance from Vrije University in Amsterdam and a Bachelor of Science, Finance with Honors from Santa Clara University.