Upkar Arora (BA '85, MAcc '85) understands just how powerful our investments can be.

He joins us to talk about his work at Rally Assets, an impact investment firm. Plus, he speaks about his personal investments to Waterloo as an alumnus, donor and committed volunteer. Why does he care so deeply about our University community? How does he hope these investments will impact the world? How can others make an impact too?

Upkar Arora is the CEO of Rally Assets Inc. the leading impact advisory and investment firm in Canada which works with family offices, foundations, and high net worth individuals to invest their capital to generate a financial return and positive social or environmental benefit. After graduating from University of Waterloo and getting his Chartered Accounting designation with KPMG he has worked for some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs including Paul Reichmann, Peter Munk, and Gerry Schwartz, buying, building, financing, and operating  businesses in Canada, the US,  Mexico and Europe. For the last eighteen years Upkar has run a boutique advisory firm that specialized in strategy, operations, M&A and finance.

Upkar has served on several Boards including VanCity Community Investment Bank, Metrolinx, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Why Not Theatre, and Inner Analytics.

Upkar has been recognized as a Fellow, the accounting profession’s highest mark of distinction, holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a BMW Foundation Global Responsible Leader. He has also received an Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Waterloo.