The South Asian Times

18 November 2017 01:32 AM

Nishant Pandey new CEO of America India Foundation

New York: Nishant Pandey, India Country Director over the last three years has been elevated to position of AIF’s CEO based in New York. In this role he will build on the important programmatic, institutional development and fund‐raising successes he has achieved in India.

Pandey joined AIF in 2014 with nearly two decades of global development experience, including work in countries such as Russia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Albania, Yemen, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordon, the UK and India. Prior to AIF, he served in Jerusalem as the Country Director for Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territory at Oxfam, a global development organization operating in 80 countries worldwide. In this capacity, he led Oxfam's social development and humanitarian operations in Gaza, West Bank, Jerusalem and Israel and Oxfam's global influencing work on the Israel - Palestinian conflict. As a British Chevening scholar, Nishant completed his Master's degree in International Development & Finance from the University of Leicester, UK. He also holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Economics.   

"I am thrilled about the prospect and promise of taking AIF to greater heights and the opportunity for me to contribute to this journey,” remarked Nishant. “I am confident that working together, we will achieve our ambition of touching the lives of 5 million women, men and children over the next 5 years.” 

Nishant joins AIF as the fifth CEO and succeeds Alex Counts, who will serve as Senior Advisor during the transition period.  

Update: 10 Nov, 2017

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