Pradeep Nair

Regional Director,
Ford Foundation

A seasoned public and private sector leader, Nair brings deep regional expertise and more than 20 years of experience building partnerships among government, corporate, philanthropic, and civil society partners in the dynamic South Asia region. As India country director of the U.S.-based Institute for Sustainable Communities, he established the organization’s India office and was instrumental in forming strong relationships with the government of India, the private sector, and NGO communities across Asia. Earlier, as director of President Bill Clinton’s Climate Initiative in India, Nair helped to grow the regional chapter of the global cities network, chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Nair has also taught development project financing at business schools in India and mentored entrepreneurs in engineering colleges.