Nishant Lalwani

CEO, International Fund for Public Interest Media

Nishant Lalwani

Nishant Lalwani co-founded the International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM) and led its launch in 2023 with a multilateral coalition of 16 donors that includes some of the world’s largest governments, corporates, and philanthropies. He oversees a global team, with staff in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. 

Lalwani has 20 years of experience in international development, media development, and strategy roles. Prior to the IFPIM, he was vice president of global programmes at philanthropic organisation Luminate, where he was also a long-serving member of the leadership team. In 2013, he helped launch the non-profit Global Innovation Fund (GIF) and, as COO, led its investment process and venture support team. 

Prior to GIF, Lalwani was on the founding team of Monitor Inclusive Markets in India, which sought to scale up social enterprises addressing economic inequality. Early in his career he worked at the UN Development Programme in Zambia and also at London strategy consulting firm Marakon Associates.

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