Yana Kakar is the Global Managing Partner Emeritus of Dalberg. Yana specializes in values-based investing. She advises institutional investors, asset managers, and portfolio companies on how to transform business models and investment portfolios through sustainable, responsible, and impact-oriented strategies. She also advises governments, non-profits, and philanthropists on policy, programming, and charitable giving strategies that maximize positive social and environmental outcomes, with a focus on gender, youth, and SMEs.
She is a highly respected contributor to influential media and serves on the Advisory Boards and Councils of the Brookings Institution, Convergence, EMPEA, the African Development Bank, and YPO.