Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Public Interest Media
Nishant is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Fund for Public Interest Media. He co-founded the Fund and led its launch in 2023 with a multilateral coalition of sixteen donors that include someof the world’s largest governments, corporates and philanthropies.He oversees a global team, with staff in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.Nishant has twenty years of experience in international development, media development and strategy roles. Prior to joining the International Fund, he was Vice President of Global Programmes at Luminate, where he was also a long serving member of the leadership team. In 2013, Nishant helped launch the non-profit Global Innovation Fund (GIF). As COO, he led GIF’s investment process and venture support team, making investments and grants across the world. Prior to that Nishant was on the founding team of Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM) in India, which sought to scale up social enterprises addressing economic inequality. Early in his career he worked at the UN Development Programme in Zambia and also atMarakon Associates, a strategy consulting firm in London.Nishant has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He also has a Master's in Aeronautical Engineering and a B.A. in General Engineering from Cambridge University.
SDG and democracy in peril: collective strategies to safeguard information integrity
Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs