Sweta Chanda, Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy.  Ms. Sweta Chanda is a Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy of Monroe Capital. She is responsible for firmwide strategy, product and corporate development, and new initiatives to expand Monroe’s global footprint. Ms. Chanda has over 15 years of experience in asset management and has achieved business growth through strategic stewardship, new product development and sourcing of M&A opportunities. Prior to Monroe, Ms. Chanda was a Director at New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) within the Strategy and M&A team responsible for heading alternative investment strategy, where she helped launch a European Opportunistic Credit Fund, European CLO platform, GP Stakes Fund, and a Social Impact Fund amongst other strategic business development and growth opportunities for NYLIM.  Prior to NYLIM, she was a Vice President at Blackstone, where she led initiatives related to cross platform mandates, relationship management, and operations across the firm’s Hedge Fund Solutions platform. Prior to Blackstone, she was an Assistant Vice President at Lehman Brothers in the Business Process Alignment Group working on strategy and process alignment for the investment banking division, and a Client Relations Associate, Management Consultant at Starpoint Solutions. Ms. Chanda earned her B.S. in TXA Management and Foundations in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.