Dalberg Advisors Elects Gaurav Gupta as Global Managing Partner


Dalberg Advisors is pleased to announce the appointment of Gaurav Gupta as Global Managing Partner. Effective January 1, 2023, Gaurav will steward the firm at a time of rising recognition that social and environmental impact can no longer be a niche conversation and needs to be incorporated into the purpose of every institution.

To meet this enormous opportunity, Dalberg Advisors has embarked on an exciting growth journey through deepening its presence across the globe and seeking out strategic partnerships that amplify its social mission.

Gaurav brings significant experience to lead this growth agenda. He founded Dalberg’s first office in the Asia Pacific region in Mumbai in 2009 and, as Regional Director, has since helped grow the Asia Pacific team to nearly 200 staff across six different offices. Gaurav also established and leads Dalberg’s global Climate practice and previously led the Monitoring and Evaluation practice. He advises a broad range of institutions about how to measure and scale their impact and has led projects across multiple geographies and sectors including energy access, financial inclusion, access to education, and inclusive business.

As part of this transition, Dalberg Advisors would like to express gratitude to Edwin Macharia and Joe Dougherty who navigated the firm through a time of global pandemic while continuing to grow our impact.  In the last three years Dalberg opened more than 10 new locations; launched a new practice area, Justice, Equity, and Economic Mobility, and; supported several seminal efforts globally and locally to fight the pandemic, alongside deepening our work with clients.

“I love the idea that this firm stands for and the work that we do,” said Gaurav. “We have always believed that the right professional advice is one that optimizes for the greater good.  We have an opportunity to bring that message to all corners of our field and grow our impact even further at a time when the global challenges we all face are more urgent than ever.”


Dalberg Advisors is a strategic advisory firm which combines the best of private sector strategy skills and rigorous analytical capabilities with deep knowledge and networks across emerging and frontier markets. We work collaboratively across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to fuel inclusive growth and help clients achieve their goals. Dalberg Advisors has more than 550 staff spread across more than 30 locations in Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

Dalberg Advisors is part of the Dalberg Group which comprises six businesses  Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Data Insights, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Implement, Dalberg Media, and Dalberg Research  and a not-for-profit, Dalberg Catalyst.


Gaurav Gupta founded Dalberg’s first office in the Asia Pacific region in Mumbai in 2009 and has since led the firm’s growth in the region to six offices and more than 120 staff currently. He advises a broad range of institutions on measuring and scaling their impact and has extensive experience leading projects across multiple sectors including energy access, financial inclusion, access to education, and inclusive business strategies.

Beyond his advisory work, Gaurav has founded numerous social enterprises, including an eco-tourism lodge, an organic cotton fashion business, a sustainability-focused online travel portal, and an organic tea and wildlife estate. He also works directly with climate and sustainability-focused start-ups and has provided support to companies involved in personal carbon tracking (USA); satellite-based pollution tracking (India); solar rooftops for retail households (India); and recycling waste products (Africa). Gaurav also sits on the Board of Educate Girls, one of India’s largest NGOs focused on girl education and empowerment.

Prior to Dalberg, Gaurav was a Project Leader with the Boston Consulting Group in Sydney and London. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University and a postgraduate degree in Development Economics from Yale University. He was also a Fairfax scholar at the United World College of Hong Kong.

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