Pradeep Nair on 8 March 2017 was named the Ford Foundation Regional Director for its office serving India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Nair previously headed the then US President Bill Clinton's Climate Initiative in India.
Who is Pradeep Nair?
• Pradeep Nair is a seasoned public and private sector leader.
• He holds a 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.
• He joined the Ford Foundation with a record of guiding the growth and development of regional institutions.
• As India Country Director, he established the organisation's India office and played pivotal role in forming strong relationships with the Indian government, the private sector and NGO communities across Asia.
• As head of Clinton's Climate Initiative in India, he helped to grow the regional chapter of the global cities network.
• He obtained an MBA in finance from Karnataka University. He also holds an engineering degree in Electronics from Bharathiar University. He also studied filmmaking.
About Ford Foundation
• The Ford Foundation is a globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare.
• It is headquartered in New York.
• The foundation was created in 1936 by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford.
• The foundation makes grants through its headquarters and ten international field offices.
Who: Pradeep Nair
When: 8 March 2017