Edwin MachariaEdwin Macharia



Occupational Information

Occupation: Consulting

Occupational Position: Global Managing Partner with Dalberg Advisors

Professional History

Edwin Macharia is the Global Managing Partner with Dalberg Advisors, an international consulting firm focused on addressing strategic challenges related to sustainable development and economic transformation. He was elected by the firm's equity partners to serve a three-year term in the position in December 2019 and beginning on 1 January 2020. At Dalberg, Edwin has served in a range of leadership roles. He founded Dalberg’s first office in East Africa in 2008, established the firm’s Agriculture and Food Security Practice, chaired the internal Strategy, Impact & Quality governance committee, and also served a second term as the Regional Director for Africa. He steps into the role at a time of considerable growth for the company.

Edwin joined Dalberg from the Clinton Foundation, where he held multiple roles focused on rural communities. As Director of Agriculture, he led the Foundation’s thinking, operations, and partnership-building in the agriculture space for a $100m initiative focused on affecting holistic development at the grassroots. Before that, Edwin was Director of the Rural Initiative for the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, charged with developing and supporting the execution of programs that extend HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to low-level heath facilities (health centers and dispensaries) across partner countries.

Prior to joining the Clinton Foundation, Edwin was at McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in the financial services and pharmaceutical sectors.He has also held positions at the World Economic Forum and The Nature Conservancy.

He has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and was listed by Forbes’ as one of the 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa in 2015.  In 2020, The Africa Report named him to the annual Top 50 Disruptors list.


Biology degree from Amherst College


2010 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow