2010 Tutu Fellow Edwin Macharia has been elected by Dalberg's equity partners to serve a three-year term beginning on 1 January 2020 as their Global Managing Partner.  He will be the fourth Global Managing Partner since Dalberg’s founding in 2001.  Dalberg Advisors is a leading global consulting firm and social impact group specializing in inclusive and sustainable business, policy, and investment strategy. Edwin succeeds Yana Kakar who was elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2016, serving the maximum of two terms.

Edwin has been with Dalberg for a little more than a decade, during which time he 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 most recently, served a second term as the Regional Director for Africa.

Edwin steps into the role during a period of significant growth and innovation for Dalberg Advisors. The firm has expanded from 12 to 27 offices worldwide; released the world’s largest study and dataset on the use and experience of digital identification, and helped with the creation of Safe Surgery 2020, to bring surgical care to underserved communities in low and middle-income countries.

Dalberg's founder, Henrik Skovby, says that “Edwin has spearheaded a lot of innovation into the new business lines within the Group," and the outgoing partner, Yana Kakar, says the “entire partnership is tremendously excited to welcome Edwin and to see what new horizons he helps Dalberg reach next.”

The full announcement can be read on Dalberg's website.


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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.