ANNETTE CHAU

Associate Partner, Dalberg Advisors

Annette is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s London office. Her work spans a wide range of areas including the agriculture, energy and health sectors. She has advised clients on strategy and organizational effectiveness, with a focus on evolving business models to maximize organizations’ impact and efficiency, and on identifying opportunities for investment and innovation.

Her work in agriculture has focused on technological innovations to build rural livelihoods and resilience, including working with Mercy Corps to identify opportunities in digital financial and non-financial services for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia; working with a digital wallet start-up in Kenya to quantify its impact and potential for financial sustainability to increase its impact and efficiency; and helping the Rural & Agricultural Finance Learning Lab and Shell Foundation to write the ‘Understanding Rural Pathway Transitions: Insight from Kenya’ report to think more dynamically about rural households’ livelihood strategies. She has also worked on multi-country studies to identify opportunities for investment and innovation, including due diligences to inform investment decisions and opportunity reviews for major private sector and philanthropic investors.

She is supporting on a multi-year change management program with the world’s ‘largest global agricultural research for development organization, the CGIAR, to redesign the operating model and integrate operations across 11 of its agricultural research centers headquartered in 15 countries. She has worked with USAID to develop the operational strategy and enabling environment strategy for a new multi-stakeholder partnership in assistive health technologies.

Prior to joining Dalberg, Annette was a Project Manager at OC&C Strategy Consultants in London focused on corporate strategy consulting. Her work included strategy, growth and transformation projects as well as commercial due diligences both on the buy- and sell-side. Annette holds a first-class B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

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