Global Managing Partner, Dalberg Advisors

Gaurav Gupta is the Global Managing Partner of Dalberg Advisors. In this role, he sets Dalberg Advisor’s direction and oversees activities across offices worldwide. He is the former Regional Director for Asia Pacific and also led Dalberg’s global Impact Measurement and Climate & Energy practices. 
Gaurav founded Dalberg’s first office in the Asia Pacific region in Mumbai in 2009 and led the firm’s growth in the region through 2022 to six offices and more than 120 staff. 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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