Narinder Dhami

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Narinder co-leads LEAP’s work across Canada. LEAP (incubated by the Pecaut Centre) is Canada’s leading venture philanthropy firm. She has also worked extensively in social finance and social innovation across Canada and West Africa, leading and scaling social impact initiatives. As a lecturer at the University of Toronto, she co-created the first course in microfinance and impact investing at the University.

Narinder is the founding Executive Director of Rise Asset Development – a Rotman/CAMH financial initiative. She designed, developed and grew built the organization to support untapped potential among individuals with a history of mental health or addiction challenges. She has spent multiple years working across West Africa, both as program manager at the Première Agence de Microfinance across Burkina Faso, Mali and Cote d’Ivoire and as a member of the portfolio team with Acumen Fund in Ghana and Nigeria. Narinder currently serves on the Board for Acumen Canada.


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