Dhun Davar

Head, Social Finance at UBS Optimus Foundation

Dhun Davar leads a global team as Head, Social Finance at UBS Optimus Foundation and is also the foundation’s India Head leading it’s work and growth in-country. She has a programs and impact measurement background and applies her experience to find innovative and results based approaches to fund social programs and drive greater impact. Dhun was previously COO at Hand in Hand Switzerland, and before that CEO at Apnalaya in India. She has also worked at GiveIndia, the Monze Mission Hospital and VSO Zambia. Her interest and expertise includes education, early childhood development, maternal and newborn health and innovative finance. Dhun serves on the board of the Innovation Edge in South Africa. She holds a degree in Economics, and a master’s in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.