Alexandre Lazarow
McCone Building
(831) 647-4155

Alexandre Lazarow is an adjunct professor who specializes in social impact investment and related topics. In his full-time role, he is Investment Director at Cathay Innovation.

Prior to joining Cathay Innovation, Alex was a Principal at Omidyar Network, a global philanthropic investment firm. While at Omidyar, he forcused on investments in the global fintech and financial inclusion space across the U.S., Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. This includes investments in innovative companies such as GuiaBolso, Offgrid:Electric, Kin, Chime, Juntos, Cignifi, Entrepreneurial Finance Lab, Lenddo, MicroEnsure, Pagatech, RUMA, and Zoona. He is a board observer, steering committee member, and advisor for multiple organizations.

Before Omidyar Network, Lazarow was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co.’s Brussels and Washington D.C. offices, where he served clients across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and North America, across the private, public, and social sectors. Previously, he worked in financial regulation with the Bank of Canada’s Financial Stability Department, investing with Bridges Ventures and M&A investment banking with the Royal Bank of Canada.

Alexandre is a Kauffman Fellow and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. He is a term member with the Council on Foreign Relations.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and Finance, University of Manitoba

Professor Lazarow has been teaching at the Institute since 2015.