Yalda Aoukar

Yalda Aoukar

Yalda Aoukar is President of Bracket Foundation whose mission is to leverage the power of technology for social good. She is also Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Bracket Capital, a global investment management firm with offices in the US, Europe and the Middle East.

In 2019, under Yalda’s leadership, Bracket Foundation pioneered an industry leading white paper addressing how Artificial Intelligence can be leveraged to combat Online Sexual Abuse of Children. The publication was presented during the United Nations General Assembly later that year, gathering industry experts in both the private and public sphere to discuss the findings of the paper and pave the way forward to more effective action. The paper’s findings have been featured on several platforms including BCG Foundation’s Centre for Public Impact. Yalda is a firm advocate for better coordination and accountability between law enforcement, policymakers, and big tech.

In early 2020, Bracket Foundation and UNICRI signed a partnership to empower law enforcement agencies to use new technologies to detect, prevent, and prosecute crimes being conducted against children online.

In addition to her role as an investor and her work at the Foundation, Yalda is a champion for women’s empowerment in technology and financial sectors, where women are traditionally underrepresented. She sits on the Board of the World Innovation Summit for Education Accelerator providing support and guidance to international edtech start-ups.

She holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the American University of Beirut (2006) and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (2008).

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