As a leader in social finance, Narinder Dhami catalyzes large-scale change and equips the next generation of leaders to “do good, better”. Narinder, a Top 40 Under 40 2019 honouree, is the Managing Director of LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact, an innovator in venture philanthropy. LEAP drives impact by scaling breakthrough social ventures, unlocking talent across the private sector (with BCG, McCarthy Tétrault, H+K Strategies, Offord Group, EY and Google) and helping donors allocate capital most effectively. Dedicating her life to social impact,
Narinder has been recognized as a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and formerly sat on the Global Council for Pro Bono. She is the founding Executive Director of Rise Asset Development, where she designed and scaled a Rotman/CAMH financial initiative to provide an entrepreneurial path to employment for those with a history of mental health and addiction challenges. Narinder has worked across West Africa, growing the Première Agence de Microfinance (PAMF) across Burkina Faso, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire and deploying impact investments to social enterprises across Ghana and Nigeria with Acumen. As a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Narinder created the first course in Impact Investing. She currently teaches at Ryerson University in Social Innovation and Social Finance.