Dan Zook

Executive Director

ISF Advisors, East Africa


Dan is the Director of Investments for the Initiative for Smallholder Finance (ISF) based in New York. Dan leads ISF’s investment pipeline development, multi-stakeholder facilitation, and targeted market research in the smallholder finance sector. Dan joined ISF from Dalberg where he led cross-functional teams in strategy projects related to agriculture, financial services, and social impact for financial institutions, foundations, and multi-national companies. Prior to joining Dalberg, Dan was a Lead Associate at Booz & Company in the financial services practice based in Dubai where he specialized in strategy and organizational transformation for commercial banks. Dan has also worked as a planning manager for Standard Chartered Bank in the UAE and a microfinance program officer for Plan International in Vietnam. Dan holds an MBA with honors from Cornell’s Johnson Business School and a BA from Princeton University in neuroscience.

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