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TEDxFoggyBottom 2019 Speaker: Nilmini Rubin

Nilmini Rubin is an executive vice president at Tetra Tech where she leads unit implementing energy and internet infrastructure projects in developing countries.

Previously, Nilmini served as the Senior Advisor for Global Economic Competitiveness at the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee where she directed technology, energy, trade, and economic policy. She drove unanimous passage of a law to increase access to electricity in Africa that serves as the framework for the United States’ Power Africa initiative.

Nilmini’s work has been highlighted in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Politico, Yahoo! and numerous international publications. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a “40 Under 40” Leader in International Development by Devex, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with her MBA in 1999 and her BA in Economics and Development studies in 1994.

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