Khilola Zakhidova

Khilola Zakhidova

Lead, Strategic Research, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy


Khilola Zakhidova is Lead, Strategic Research at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Reporting to the Director and working with the leadership team, Khilola works on a range of projects and initiatives that advance the school’s strategic priorities. Prior to joining the Munk School, Khilola worked as an Impact Investment Associate at MaRS, as a Manager of Public Policy at Manulife and a Pol/Econ Risk Analyst for the U.S. Department of State.  She also engaged in strategy and policy research for multiple projects at the Harvard Business School and the University of Toronto.  Khilola brings a global perspective, having lived and worked in various countries. She holds a Master in Regional Studies from Harvard University, a Master of Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Toronto. She speaks German, Russian, and Uzbek.


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