Nilmini Rubin

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development

Nilmini Rubin is the chief policy officer for Hedera. She worked on the global policy team at Meta and cofounded Fix the System, a coalition of organizations committed to election integrity and democracy strengthening in the United States. Previously, Nilmini headed Tetra Tech’s global team, implementing energy and internet projects that resulted in millions of people gaining access to electricity for the first time. For 12 years, she served as a senior aide on both the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she spearheaded the passage of legislation to provide electricity access in Africa, increase global internet access, reduce corruption through transparency, and reform U.S. foreign assistance. As a director at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush, Nilmini helped secure agreements on non-proliferation, international health, and foreign aid. Nilmini was named a young global leader by the World Economic Forum and is a member of its Experts Network. She is an adviser to the Women's Democracy Network and the Energy Growth Hub, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Academy of the Global Teacher Prize, and the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.