Tahira Dosani was Managing Director of Accion Venture Lab, Accion’s seed-stage impact investment initiative in fintech for the underserved. Venture Lab invests capital in and provides support to innovative fintech startups improve access, quality, and affordability of financial services for the underserved at scale. Tahira worked with Venture Lab’s portfolio companies to provide strategic and operational expertise that accelerates their growth. Additionally, she supported investment decisions, managed portfolio relationships, and drove the strategy and growth of Venture Lab.
Tahira previously led strategic projects at LeapFrog Investments, a specialist emerging market profit-with-purpose private equity fund focused on financial services. Prior to that, she worked as Director of Strategy at the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development. Based in Dubai, she drove strategic initiatives for portfolio companies and led new investments in telecoms, technology, and infrastructure in South and Central Asia and the Middle East. She also worked in Kabul at Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications operator, where she was Head of Corporate Strategy and launched the country’s first mobile money platform. Tahira began her career as a management consultant with Bain & Company in Boston. She has also worked at the Bridgespan Group and on various education and health initiatives in Pakistan, Tanzania, Kenya, and Egypt.
Tahira holds an MBA from INSEAD and B.A.s in International Relations, Computer Science, and Education from Brown University.