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Alizah Merali

Senior Associate - GDI Americas

Alizah is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to the world’s most complex problems. She is able to fuel this passion as a Senior Associate within GDI Americas’ Strategy and Build team, where she supports the design, build and launch of GDI’s social impact initiatives across various geographies and portfolios. Alizah joined GDI from a career in Management Consulting at Kearney, where she advised and collaborated with executives across North America and Europe within the health and retail industries. Her expertise was focused on developing and launching business transformation initiatives, as well as crafting consumer and patient strategies grounded in behavioral economics.

Prior to consulting, she worked and lived in Panama and Kenya as a Strategy & Operations Advisor, where she led the planning and development of health clinic infrastructure projects, and supported the operationalization of best practices across hospital networks. She also managed the Marketing teams of various Kenya-based start-ups, where she developed content in collaboration with Facebook’s Free Basics, local health ministries and community groups.

Alizah graduated from the Ivey School of Business at Western University with a dual degree in Business Administration and Health Sciences. Outside of work she enjoys outdoor activities (biking, hiking and skiing are the top 3!), exploring local cafes, and is an amateur R&B record collector / food enthusiast.