Sarah Djari is an accomplished impact investor bringing 2 decades of private investment experience in emerging markets, focusing on channelling public & private capital in Financial Inclusion, Agri & Climate Finance.
Sarah started her career with the global strategy consulting firm Bain & company, where she specialized in manufacturing operational efficiency, Tech & Telecom and Private Equity. While in India with the largest commercial bank ICICI, she co-led the Center for Microfinance, building the microfinance ecosystem in partnership with commercial banks, NGOs and regulatory bodies.
As Investment Director with Bamboo Capital Partners and ResponsAbility Investments AG, Sarah has deployed and managed private capital in developing countries to support the economic growth of local communities. She has steered such growth through her contribution in numerous Advisory boards and shareholders’ groups.
As VP of the Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland (GLIS), Sarah engages with the Swiss & global financial community to develop investment strategies & solutions financing SDG5 through public-private partnerships, research, products development and awareness-building. She has also worked as a volunteer on several development initiatives in Chad, India, Nepal, Mongolia and France.
Sarah has an MSc of Astrophysics & Nuclear Physics from Saclay University & Imperial College as well as an MSc of Engineering from Centrale-Supelec. She is also a 2x Gender Lens Investing fellow and an alumnus of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.