Arjun Divecha

Arjun Divecha

Head of Emerging Markets Equity and Board Member, GMO

Arjun is the head of GMO’s Emerging Markets Equity team and a member of the GMO Board of Directors.

He joined GMO (Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co) in 1993 to start a fund that invested in equities in emerging markets.  An immensely successful business manager, Arjun has directed GMO’s unusual approach to emerging markets investing which is a computer- driven process.  This approach has proved to be successful for the Boston-based GMO, which is managing $121 billion in assets, especially for institutions and wealthy investors.  He is currently based in Berkeley, and, as the Chairman of the GMO Board, he is responsible for overseeing the team managing the GMO Emerging Markets Strategy , GMO Emerging Countries Strategy and the GMO Emerging Illiquid Strategy with assets of over $25 billion.

Prior to his affiliation with GMO, Arjun spent 12 years at BARRA (a Berkeley-based investment research firm) directing software development, marketing, client service and emerging markets research and development.

Arjun is the Founder-Director of The Divecha Centre for Climate Change, located at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a board member of the Bay Area chapter of Pratham.