Co-founder and CEO of Grosvenor Capital
Zahara Malik is co-founder and CEO of Grosvenor Capital (GroCap), a boutique advisory company headquartered in the UAE which focuses on providing clients with business strategies, capital introduction and advisory services across the GCC, Africa and beyond.
Malik has a track record of working with successful entrepreneurs and prominent figures, including royal dignitaries, heads of state, ministers, UHNWI, family offices and executives. She has built substantial experience of working in emerging and frontier markets as an investment specialist holding senior positions at Access Power, Global Investment Bank, Invest Africa and Sunbird Group.
Furthermore, Malik has worked on key philanthropy and impact campaigns with HRH The Prince of Wales, The Princes Trust and Mosaic International network. She formally chaired The Princes Trust Junior Associated Program, and is currently a trustee of Jaago Foundation, where she opened her first school in Chittagong, as well as Chief of Amplification for Girls Do Good.
Malik was also a finalist for the “Rising Star” category in 2017 for the prestigious British Muslim Awards. Malik holds a MSc in global governance from UCL, and has become a published researcher after earning a distinction in her master’s dissertation on the global issues surrounding water wars and the impact of shale gas production across the US and China.
Due to the ongoing economic, human, and institutional pressures, the need for philanthropy and impact investing has increased, it is evident that the pandemic has propelled both sectors to the forefront.
Impact is at the heart of the GCC's strategy, and sustainability is embedded in its values.
Why are we driven to make an impact, and why are we constantly focused on defining our purpose?
With investors becoming increasingly socially responsible, it's time to focus on measuring the impact of impact investing.
It goes without saying that bringing impact investing to the forefront would provide a new power and push to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.