Narinder Dhami, a Canada Top 40 Under 40 2019 honouree, is a leader in social finance. She has worked across sectors and silos, bringing depth, perspective, and rigour to her work in North America and the Global South.
As a Managing Partner at Marigold Capital, a gender and social equity lens investment fund, she invests in underrepresented and overlooked founders. Across the last decade, Narinder designed and scaled two social ventures: as the Managing Director she built LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact, an innovator in venture philanthropy, and as the founding Executive Director of Rise Asset Development she built a microfund for individuals with a history of mental health and addiction challenges. Her work spans to the Global South where she helped grow the Première Agence de Microfinance across Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and worked on the portfolio team with Acumen in Ghana and Nigeria.
Narinder has been recognized as a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader. She is a lecturer at Ryerson University and Narinder co-created the first course in microfinance and impact investing at the University of Toronto. Narinder currently serves on the board of Acumen Canada, The Circle and CAFIID.