Narinder Dhami

Narinder is the Managing Director of LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact, Canada's leading venture philanthropy firm.  The Centre mobilizes the private sector (BCG, EY, McCarthy Tetrault, Google, Offord Group and H+K Strategies) to partner with game changing interventions in the non profit sector, scaling their impact across Canada.

Narinder is the founding Executive Director of Rise Asset Development - a Rotman/CAMH financial initiative, providing an entrepreneurial path to employment for those with a history of mental health and addiction challenges. She led the design, growth of Rise from the pilot phase to its expansion across Ontario. Narinder has also has spent multiple years working across West Africa, both as program manager at the Première Agence de Microfinance (PAMF) across Burkina Faso, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire and as a member of the portfolio team with Acumen Fund (West Africa office focused on social enterprises across Ghana and Nigeria). 

 As a lecturer at the University of Toronto, she co-created the first course in microfinance and impact investing at the University. Further, she worked with Ryerson to launch the Professional Master's Diploma in Social Finance, designing, and teaching the Investing for Impact and Social Impact Measurement courses.