Shu Dar Yao

Director of Capital Formation

Office: Boston Year: 2016

Shu Dar is Director of Capital Formation and Investor Relations at Social Finance, a nonprofit organization which is leading the development of Pay for Success financing and Social Impact Bonds, an innovative public-private partnership that mobilizes capital to drive social progress.

Prior to joining Social Finance, Shu Dar was a Vice President at Citi, focusing on inclusive finance and digital acceleration.  In this role, she was responsible for advising clients in the design and execution of innovative market-based development and poverty-alleviation strategies.  Prior to Citi, Shu Dar was a consultant at Bain & Company.  Prior to Bain & Company, she worked at the World Bank Group’s private sector financing arm International Finance Corporation.  There she focused on Global Infrastructure project finance, with a focus on transportation.  During the financial crisis, she took a leadership role in structuring, fundraising, and executing the Infrastructure Crisis Facility, a global $4 billion infrastructure investment fund designed and funded jointly by development finance institutions.

Before that, Shu Dar was an investment banker at JPMorgan, working in global M&A, Syndicated Leveraged Finance and Private Equity Sponsors.

Shu Dar received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and graduated Magna Cum Laude from NYU, Stern School of Business with a BS in Finance and International Business.