Yana Kakar

Yana Kakar

Global Managing Partner, Dalberg Global Development Advisors

Yana Watson Kakar is the Global Managing Partner of Dalberg Global Development Advisors. In this role, Yana stewards the firm’s global strategy and oversees activities across Dalberg’s 14 offices worldwide. In her client work, Yana advises leaders across the public, philanthropic, and private sectors on inclusive business strategies, economic development, and investment in emerging and frontier markets. Yana is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). She serves as an Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and is a member of the Frontier Markets Council for the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). Yana also serves on the Boards of Speak Up Africa and Agora Fund. Prior to joining Dalberg, Yana was with the Boston Consulting Group, VISA International, Women’s World Banking, and Arthur D. Little. She holds a BA from McGill University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.