Tariq Fancy

Founder, The Rumie Initiative


Tariq Fancy founded The Rumie Initiative after a notable career at the intersection of finance, technology and emerging markets. Prior to Rumie, Tariq led a successful career in finance, beginning as a Palo Alto-based technology investment banker in the group that led the IPOs of Google, Amazon and Cisco. He next joined NYC-based private equity firm MHR Fund Management, where he became the firm’s youngest partner in 2006 after leading numerous successful turnarounds of technology companies. He subsequently spent two years at CPP Investment Board in Toronto, Canada. Tariq holds an Honors B.A. with distinction from Brown University in the US, spent one year studying at Oxford University in the UK, earned a master’s degree in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris (L’institut d’études politiques de Paris) in France and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD in France and Singapore. Tariq was born and raised in Canada to parents who immigrated from Kenya and speaks four languages.


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