Note: Leeat Gellis is currently on leave. Please contact Megan Takeda-Tully and Natasha Cassinath in her absence .
Leeat Gellis is the Senior Portfolio Manager at Grand Challenges Canada Canada where she oversees impact investments in innovations that improve the lives of underserved women and girls in low- and middle- income countries.
Leeat brings robust experience in early stage impact investing, having previously worked with organizations like Social Capital Partners, to manage a portfolio of unique pay-for-performance investments, and Grassroots Business Fund, to advise early stage social enterprises that create sustainable livelihoods for low income communities Tanzania. Leeat is a member of SVX’s Issuer Review Committee, Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund’s Investment Committee and former Co-Chair of Acumen’s Toronto chapter. Leeat has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto where she lectures on social finance, social entrepreneurship, and gender lens investing.