WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Shivani Siroya and D.T. Ignacio Jayanti have been selected in a sterling class of 22 finance leaders in the Aspen Institute’s inaugural Fellows of the Finance Leaders Fellowship class.

The two budding titans of industry will join their 20 counterparts in a two-year fellowship designed to inspire them to take a more active role in the world of shaping global finance through value-based leadership, the institute said in a statement.

The fellows were selected from various outlets of the finance sector, including pensions, endowments, regulation, banking, asset management, debt and equity investing and impact investing.

Siroya is the founder and chief executive of the Santa Monica, Calif.-based company InVenture, a mobile technology and data science company that aims to close the credit gap in emerging markets, using mobile data to overcome the traditional barriers to financial access in doing so. InVenture collects thousands of data points from each of their customers, using the information to construct a financial identity, dynamically price their risk and disburse loans all in under one minute.

Since its inception, the company has already distributed millions of dollars in credit throughout East Africa, and is rapidly expanding throughout both Africa and Asia.

Siroya previously worked at the U.N. Population Fund as an analyst, and has experience in the world of investment banking, both in mergers and acquisitions, at Health Net, Citigroup and equity research at UBS.

A graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia University, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2016, a 2015 Senior TED Fellow, 2013 Ashoka Fellow, 2011 Echoing Green Fellow and 2011 Unreasonable Fellow.

Jayanti is the managing partner of Corsair Capital, a New York-based private equity firm focused on investing in the financial services industry.

Prior to spinning off Corsair as an independent business from J.P. Morgan in 2006, Jayanti was a senior member of the investment team of the predecessor Corsair Funds and was also responsible for managing the operations of the Corsair business since 1994.

Prior to his tenure at J.P. Morgan, Jayanti worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in the financial institutions group, both in New York and London. A graduate of Queens’ College Cambridge University, earning a bachelor’s and master’s in economics, Jayanti has investment banking experience in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

“We welcome this accomplished and action-oriented group of leaders in finance, who have great potential to chart the future course of our industry,” said fellowship managing director Jennifer Simpson in a statement. “We at the Aspen Institute are excited to inspire them to lead on a broader scale and to launch ventures that will advance the positive impact of finance on society.”

Ranji Nagaswami, a Henry Crown Fellow who conceived the Fellowship, said, “The barometer for public trust in the finance industry was at an all-time low when my co-founder Christopher Varelas and I recognized an urgent need to establish this program. We are grateful that the CFA Institute, one of our founding sponsors agreed, and we look forward to encouraging Fellows to act for the good of society through finance,”