Nishant Lalwani

CEO International Fund for Public Interest Media

Nishant Lalwani is CEO of the International Fund for Public Interest Media, which supports media organizations and ecosystem-level interventions across four focus regions: Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. It aims to boost the economic resilience of independent media organizations in crisis, to support experimentation and innovation, and to bring about a new paradigm of sustainability for independent public interest journalism.

He was previously managing director of Luminate, a global philanthropic organisation with the goal of empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies,  where he led Luminate's global strategy for funding independent media.

Prior to joining Luminate, Nishant co-founded 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, including Burkina Faso, Pakistan, and the Philippines, as well as funding the first Social Impact Bond in Mexico. Nishant was also on the founding team of the Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM) group in India, which sought to drive scale among market-based solutions to poverty. He previously worked at the UN Development Programme in Zambia, developing new financing products for supply chains that engaged small businesses.

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