Partner and Co-founder, Dasra
Since co-founding Dasra in 1999, Deval has provided philanthropists with intelligent investment strategies resulting in over USD 72 million of capital being directed into the social sector in India. He incubated the Dasra Philanthropy Forum and the Dasra Philanthropy Week and has engaged over 3,000 philanthropists, multi-lateral agencies and corporate foundations that collectively drive the philanthropy agenda in India and internationally. He also initiated the Dasra Giving Circle – one of India’s largest collaborative giving platform for individuals, which combines in-depth research, funding and managerial support to non-profits to enable scale of 15-30x. He has written articles for media publications such as Mint, Business India and Alliance Magazine and has been quoted in NDTV, Times of India, Economic Times, Hindustan Times and Mint. He has spoken at platforms such as the Global Philanthropy Forum, We the People-NDTV, The Outsider-Bloomberg TV, Unconvention-Forum, and SOCAP. He was awarded the Forbes Philanthropy Award in the 'Crossover Leaders‘ category for 2014 for successfully transitioning from a thriving career in investment banking to pursuing a career in the social sector.