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James Haga

Vice President Strategy and Investment, Engineers Without Borders

  • Oversees the organization’s investment, talent and advocacy models towards achieving poverty alleviation.
  • Manages the investments, directing capital, fellowships and advisory services to early stage for-profit social enterprises that aim to deliver solutions for the underserved in sub-Saharan Africa in new and untested ways.
  • Passionate about supporting social business models that can improve people’s lives at scale and address systemic policy barriers that make life more difficult for vulnerable people.
  • 10 years of experience working in Africa markets.
  • Recipient of the 2013 Action Canada Fellow and is a member of the Banff Forum.
  • Recognized as a thought-leader and an expert in social impact investing. Most recently, James has been asked to speak before The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development and The Standing Committee on Finance to provide expert testimony on a range of Canadian and Federal budget challenges to establish Canada’s Development Finance Institution.

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