Nidhi Hegde

Nidhi is Managing Director at the American Economic Liberties Project. Prior to joining Economic Liberties, she was the COO / Senior Advisor at the Open Markets Institute where she led organizational strategy and operations. While at Open Markets she helped develop and launch Economic Liberties as an independent organization.

Nidhi is a seasoned international development professional with over twelve years of experience across the United States, South Asia, and Africa. As a strategy consultant, she was part of the foundational teams at Monitor’s Inclusive Markets unit and FSG India where she managed complex multi-stakeholder projects supported by major philanthropic foundations and aid agencies. While there, she helped to develop and scale social business models in a range of issue areas. Most recently before Open Markets, she was a member of the Omidyar Network’s strategy and learning team exploring issues related to tech platforms and society, including regulatory actions. Nidhi has authored major reports on social entrepreneurship and impact investing. In addition to strategy consulting, she has experience in recruitment and career path development for entrepreneurial teams. She has a Master’s in Public Affairs from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Virginia.

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