Dan Zook

Director of Investments

ISF Advisors, Sub-Saharan 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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