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Dalia Rahman

Head of Climate & Portfolio Sustainability


Dalia is a Principal in the Operational Excellence Practice. She joined Apax in 2021 and is currently based in New York.

Prior to joining Apax, Dalia was a principal with the Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), where she worked on impact investments across a range of sectors and geographies. Before SEDF, Dalia spent ten years with Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division, advising TMT clients in London, San Francisco and New York.

Dalia holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in Economics from Vassar College.

Living our values

My late father is my favourite human. He was an international civil servant his entire career, working tirelessly to help those less fortunate in Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Bosnia…to name a few. He embodied humility, curiosity and integrity and loved to remind me that “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well”. His second most quoted phrase was “hard work never killed anyone”. Remembering his advice has served me well throughout my life and career – and that is why Apax’s value of impact through insight and tenacity resonates with me.


New York

Dalia's Story

Dalia’s interest in sustainability dates back to her first job at the United Nations. After 10 years in investment banking, she decided to combine her corporate finance and strategy experience with her passion for impact. Dalia has spent time in the public and private sector, in business and philanthropy and has worked in developing and mature markets. She was attracted to Apax’s commitment to impact and is excited to work with portfolio companies in defining, developing and implementing ESG and sustainability strategies.