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. On behalf of Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Nilmini spearheaded bipartisan legislation by the House of Representatives to promote internet access in developing countries. 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. She also served as a Senior Professional Staff Member at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) where she led efforts on international finance, economic growth, and anti-corruption, the Director for International Finance and the G-8 at the National Security of the White House during the George W. Bush Administration where she helped secure agreements on non-proliferation, international health and foreign aid. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Internet Governance Forum – USA Steering Committee, the World Economic Forum Experts Network and Internet For All Working Group, Young Global Leaders Alumni Steering Committee, Leadership Now Project and the Academy of the Global Teacher. Nilmini’s work has been highlighted in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Politico, Yahoo! and numerous international publications. 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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Event by Masao Dahlgren , Jason Chung , Nilmini Rubin , Michael J. Green , Nicole Breland Aandahl , Colonel Jenny McGee , and Jessica Lee — May 25, 2021
Event by Nilmini Rubin , Judd Devermont , Katie Auth , and Kate Steel — March 24, 2021
Event by Daniel F. Runde , Nilmini Rubin , Steven Zausner , Mikael Ekman , and Maiko Nakagaki — May 21, 2019
Report by Daniel F. Runde , Erol Yayboke , Romina Bandura , Nilmini Rubin , MacKenzie Hammond , and William A. Carter — May 21, 2019
Foreign Aid in a Time of Great Power Competition: Recommendations for a Trump Administration Foreign Assistance Review
Event by Daniel F. Runde , Nilmini Rubin , Ambassador Rick Olson , Nilmini Rubin , Richard Bissell , Lester Munson , and Mark Lopes — November 7, 2018
Event by Nilmini Rubin , Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) , Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) , Louis Lauter , and Kathleen H. Hicks — September 26, 2018
Event by Daniel F. Runde , Sarah Ladislaw , Jennifer G. Cooke , Nilmini Rubin , Nilmini Rubin , Mima Nedelcovych , Katherine Steel , Leocadia Zak , and Del Renigar — November 9, 2017
Event by Daniel F. Runde , Nilmini Rubin , Eric Postel , Casey Dunning , Nilmini Rubin , and Ian Gary — December 16, 2016