Yana Kakar is the Global Managing Partner of Dalberg Advisors. As head of the firm, Yana stewards the firm’s strategy and oversees activities across Dalberg’s 20 offices worldwide. Dalberg’s core expertise is developing inclusive business models, impact investment strategies and economic development. Dalberg has dedicated practice areas across sectors including financial services, ICT, renewable energy, infrastructure, agriculture, health and education, among others. Yana advises leaders across the private, public and social sectors to achieve shared financial, environmental and social value in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals, and she has particular expertise in responsible investing in emerging and frontier markets. Yana Kakar serves on the African Presidential Youth Advisory Council and the Boards of Convergence Finance and Speak Up Africa. She is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and a member of the Frontier Markets Council of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). Her perspectives have been published in a number of media outlets including the Financial Times, Devex, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, and The Guardian. Yana holds a BA from McGill University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.