Sitara Merchant

Impact Committee Member

Sitara has over 25 year of experience in both the private and social development sector; she was the founder and owner of her own private sector consulting company in Canada that worked with clients to develop their strategy and link it to their day to day performance to have a bottom line impact. Her desire to make a difference motivated her to work with the Aga Khan Development Network where she has been for the last nine years in various different capacities. For the last five years, she has been developing financial products for the poor and more recently was asked to set up and lead research and product development at AKAM. The focus of her work at AKAM has been to support its microfinance institutions across 11 countries to
transition from supply- to demand-driven products.