Founder & CEO of Apricot
Deshi spent nearly a decade in the Financial Services sector, starting in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley and Investor Relations at hedge funds including Och Ziff and Hudson Bay Capital Management. She co-founded Gem X, a jewelry social club based in NYC born out of a desire to transform jewelry into a social experience for a new generation of enthusiasts. She also helped launch Indie Fresh, a healthy chef-prepared food company based in NYC and serves on the Board of Directors. Through philanthropy and impact investing, she supports various initiatives in education, sustainability, and advocacy for women and children. She is currently the President of the Singh Foundation and an Advisor for the Asia Foundation’s Lotus Circle. Deshi holds a degree in Economics from Wellesley College as well as degrees from Harvard University and Fashion Institute of Technology.