Shally Shanker

Founder & Managing Partner, AiiM Partners

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Atlantic

Stream: Oceans

Shally Shanker, CFA, is the founder and managing partner of AiiM Partners which invests in businesses leveraging technology to generate measurable social, environmental, and financial returns. The AiiM team has a combined 160 years of experience and uses the proprietary AiiM Methodology to identify and invest in high-impact investments. The team’s portfolio strategy has benefitted 3 million people worldwide with 50% of the assets invested in women founders and CEOs.

Shally has over 20 years of investment management experience structuring and stewarding global portfolios.

Shally has been involved with the boards of 16 portfolio investments. She is actively engaged in supporting emerging solutions ranging from using data for advocacy to using technology to scale innovations. She is a mentor to women entrepreneurs over the last decade – more than half of her portfolio has been comprised of women entrepreneurs and founders.

She was the Director of Mission Investing at The Schmidt Family Foundation. Six years prior, Shally was the Investment Officer at The Schmidt Family Foundation and Vice President of Investments at Hillspire, LLC. In addition to her investment experience, Shally has also worked at the Stanford Solutions Science Lab at the Stanford School of Medicine where she helped build a community-based intervention program for childhood obesity prevention amongst low income, at-risk communities.

Shally was invited to join the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Advisory Board. She is also part of the Working Group for GenderSmart Investing, focusing on gender and climate investing.