Sara Taylor

Director and Head of Impact Fund, Funds and Capital Partnerships

Sara joined CDC in August 2014. She leads our Impact Fund investments and manages a team which oversees a $150 million portfolio of nine intermediated investments .

The Impact Fund portfolio includes funds which aim to reach underserved groups with improved goods and services and economic opportunities (investing in sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, off-grid energy and education) as well as funds operating in and contributing to build some of our most nascent or frontier markets.

Prior to joining CDC, Sara was a Principal at Quona Capital, a venture firm which manages funds for Accion and invests in financial technology for inclusion across Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Sara has also worked for Zoona, a payments company in Zambia, and prior to that spent 10 years in investment banking and corporate law.

Sara holds a BA in PPE from Oxford University, a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, and an MA in International Development from Johns Hopkins SAIS.