Dalberg believes in building development leaders at every level of the firm and supporting our alumni as they take on leadership roles throughout the development sector.
Winnie is a Consultant in the Washington DC office. She joined Dalberg as an Associate Consultant after working at Oliver Wyman's New York office for nearly two years. Originally from Hong Kong, Winnie studied at Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor's degree in Economics.
At Dalberg, Winnie's work has focused on strategy and performance and access to finance. Winnie has worked extensively in the impact investing space, including identifying investments, selecting fund managers, and advising on impact investment vehicles. Winnie is also an active contributor to D.Capital, Dalberg's impact investing advisory platform.
Winnie joined Dalberg to apply her strategy consulting training to solve the complex and challenging international development issues she is passionate about. She said that one of her favorite parts about working at Dalberg is the opportunity she has to impact both clients and the Dalberg community.
"I have really enjoyed how entrepreneurial Dalberg is," she said. "If you are excited about an idea or initiative, you are encouraged to pursue it and make an impact. The Dalberg culture is also amazing- I have worked in our DC, New York, SF and Geneva offices and everywhere I go, it really feels like you are part of the Dalberg family."
Jason is one of Dalberg's longest tenured employees, having joined the firm in New York in 2004. He has supported the growth of the firm from four to more than 150 staff. As part of his role, Jason has aided in the establishment of Dalberg offices around the globe including Santiago de Chile, Johannesburg, and Mumbai.
"Over the years, I've benefitted from the opportunity to work with amazingly diverse and accomplished colleagues," Jason said.
Jason now lives in San Francisco and serves as Senior Manager, Global Finance, IT and Administration. In this role, Jason works with Regional Directors, finance leads, and office managers around the world to ensure effective financial management and office administration.
Jason is originally from the Philippines and was first exposed to the development landscape through his parents, who have worked within the UN system for over 30 years. Before Dalberg, Jason spent two years working for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and supporting various groups in the United Nations system. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from William Paterson University.
Mara is a Project Leader with Dalberg's Geneva office. Between her first and second year at Columbia Business School, her career advisor told her Dalberg is the kind of development and impact driven firm she was looking for. Immediately after graduation, she joined the New York office, where she worked on agricultural and corporate sustainability projects for six months before moving to Geneva.
She recently started a project with the Health Metrics Network, the first global partnership focused on strengthening health information systems, which will bring her to Egypt, Sudan, Oman and sub-Saharan Africa. In the energy sector, she helped a global association to identify the most successful business models in enhancing private sector involvement in access to energy for the Bottom of the Pyramid market. She is also an active member of Dalberg's access to finance, energy and environment and health practices.
Prior to joining Dalberg, Mara worked at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Milan, London and Mumbai, where she supported a wide range of clients. Mara's other professional experience includes work within the consumer goods industry at Barilla in China and Italy, and with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Switzerland and Italy.
Nupur Kapoor, a Senior Consultant in the Mumbai office, began her career in development consulting as an analyst, and was among the first set of employees of Dalberg Mumbai in late 2009. Since then, Nupur has worked on a range of projects, from visiting off-grid communities in rural India and dairy farmer cooperatives in Kenya to designing performance management systems and market strategies for large international organization.
Nupur recently helped a large international energy solutions company with their bottom-of-the-pyramid energy access strategy, where her team was involved in conducting and consolidating primary research for 450 potential users of solar lighting in off-grid communities of India, South Africa, Senegal and Nigeria.
"Our client's interest in the BOP was driven by a strong social and business motive," Nupur said. "We came in to help them define a pricing and distribution strategy for particular customer segments where they could potentially maximize both social and business impact."
Nupur holds a Bachelor's in Economics and Statistics (with honors) from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and a Master's in Economics and Finance from Warwick Business School.
"Working at Dalberg, with a global team that has such a strong passion for international development has been inspiring, to say the least," she said. "My time here has been both personally and professionally fulfilling, in a way that has only further deepened my commitment to international development and to solving some of its toughest problems."
Malle is a Project Leader in the Dakar office. He is originally from Senegal, and through Dalberg has worked on projects in his home country, as well as Benin, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Congo republic, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, and Nigeria.
Prior to Dalberg, Malle served in one of West Africa's largest francophone business schools by managing over 150 employees spread over six regions in Senegal. Malle's experience also includes providing support in the development of a strategic plan for a company in the agribusiness sector. Within Dalberg, Malle has had the opportunity to continue working with different stakeholders by supporting them to make the right decisions with positive impact.
"I joined Dalberg because it was an opportunity to continue advising leading organizations, and shaping the global agenda," he said. "I've found working in the international development space to be the most intellectually engaging experience I have had to date. This is an opportunity to build leadership platforms for young leaders of tomorrow and I'm glad to be part of a team that shares that same vision."
Malle holds an MBA in International Management and a Masters in Marketing Management from the International School of Management (ISM) Dakar.
George Khalaf is currently a Director of Middle East/North Africa Programs at the Synergos Institute (www.synergos.org), where he was seconded from Dalberg as a Project Manager to manage its MENA program. At Synergos, George directs programs in the Arab world designed to identify and support social entrepreneurs.
While at Dalberg, George advised leading multilateral organizations and corporations in the areas of strategy, multi-sector partnerships and business process re-engineering. He has extensive experience in several development sectors, including health, education, and conflict resolution. He has worked on a diversity of clients including the developing a business case for a global subsidy for antimalarial drugs; conducing an end-to-end business process re-engineering of UNICEF's work processes; advising the United Nations Development Programme's Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery on their organizational redesign; and designed a strategic partnership between a multilateral development agency and a multinational insurance company.
Prior to joining Dalberg, George worked in Accenture's Strategy Practice for three years, where he served a wide variety of companies, donor organizations, and public agencies in the United States, Middle East, and North Africa, concentrating on strategic planning and performance management issues. Prior to joining Accenture, George worked as a client relations' Director for a start-up company in Chennai, India. George holds a Masters in International Development from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service and an under-graduate degree in Political Science and International Relations from Swarthmore College.
Dessi is currently the Deputy Minister of Health in Bulgaria, where she is managing a 150 million euro project that will upgrade the infrastructure in government and municipal hospitals and improve public health services. She joined the Ministry from Results for Development, a non-profit organization spun off from the Brookings Institute with the goal of bringing together academic research with field insights.
Dessi joined Results for Development after working as a consultant in Dalberg's Washington DC office. At Dalberg, Dessi's work ranged from conducting strategic reviews of social microenterprises in Bali and Cambodia to designing the organizational structure of the Affordable Medicines Facility - malaria.
"Dalberg exposed me to a very wide range of development problems which helped me identify the areas in which I wanted to make impact," she said. "After working on the Affordable Medicines Facility - malaria, I realized the great impact that a finance approach can have on public health and decided to dedicate my time solely to issues of health."
Prior to joining Dalberg, Dessi worked as a Junior Professional Associate at the World Bank and as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. She earned her undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College in Government and Legal Studies and her graduate degree at Princeton University in Public Affairs and Urban Planning. She has a certificate in business from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College."