Sam Lampert and Serena Guarnaschelli

Sam Lampert is a Project Manager in Dalberg’s Geneva office. He advises governments and international organizations on aligning business operations with long-term strategy and conducts strategic evaluations of how investments in the private sector support development objectives. Sam advised a leading development bank on how to evaluate tradeoffs within its investment strategy and increase the impact of its investments in financial services, agriculture, and energy while maintaining the bank’s profitability. Sam has also assessed market demand for innovative finance mechanisms and developed a social impact bond for malaria control and prevention. Prior to joining Dalberg, Sam was a manager in the Emerging Markets practice of Deloitte Consulting. His professional experience also includes work as a social science researcher for Harvard University and as a finance associate with Doctors of the World – USA. Sam holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA with Highest Honors from Emory University. He is fluent in French.




Serena Guarnaschelli is a Partner in Dalberg’s Geneva office and a leading expert in Dalberg’s global Access to Finance practice, with a focus on impact investing, innovative finance and inclusive business models. She advises investors and donors on strategies and vehicles for investing in emerging markets across agriculture, education, energy, health, and SME finance. She supports companies with the design of inclusive business models and strategies, most recently in insurance, energy and water. Serena also advises investors and development finance institutions on impact assessments at the investment and portfolio levels, and has conducted multiple strategic evaluations of private sector development investments and funds in Africa, Asia and Europe. Prior to Dalberg, Serena was a senior manager at McKinsey & Company. Serena has also worked with Mercy Corps in Darfur, where she built an operational office providing public health and education support to 15,000 internally displaced people. Serena holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Caltech, with a specialization in Mathematics for Finance and Behavioral Economics, and a Laurea in International Economics from Bocconi University.




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