Zoravar S. Dhaliwal is the Managing Director of IDEAfrica, an advisory and investment firm focused on growth capital in East Africa, and a senior advisor to governments and non-profit leaders in Africa and North America.
Prior to leading IDEAfrica, Mr. Dhaliwal served as the CEO of Community Lab, a social enterprise affiliated with The Earth Institute at Columbia University, where he advised governments in Africa and Southeast Asia on sustainable economic development. Mr. Dhaliwal has extensive experience in real estate investment banking at Merrill Lynch and UBS, natural resource investing at Trinorth Capital and management and technology consulting at Accenture.
Mr. Dhaliwal also currently serves as an advisor to the Sikh Coalition, the preeminent Sikh civil rights organization, and a Senior Advisor to the International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD).
Mr. Dhaliwal received a Bachelors of Commerce in Operations Management from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he served as student body President.