Social Enterprise Summit 2018



Chief Operating Officer, Generation: You Employed, Inc., US

Ali Jaffer is the Chief Operating Officer of Generation: You Employed. In this role, he has overseen Generation’s expansion from a start-up of 100 graduates in two locations to a global leading non-profit in the education to employment space, with over 20,000 graduates across 9 countries, all within the past three years.

Prior to his work with Generation, Ali was a Social Sector Expert with McKinsey & Company, having spent time with the consultancy in Canada, the Middle East, and the United States. As a leader in McKinsey’s education practice, Ali worked with governments, universities, colleges, and school systems on strategic and operational topics. Ali has also published several reports, particularly on the transition of young people from education to the workforce, including the ground-breaking global report, “Education to Employment: Designing a System that Works” (2012), and localized reports on the same topic in Canada and the Middle East and North Africa region.  

Ali has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and did his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a B.Sc. Economics, as well as a BS in Nursing. Ali currently lives in Toronto and when he is not traveling to various Generation countries, spends time as a Board member at a North York General hospital and volunteering with the Aga Khan Development Network.