Nilmini Rubin

Nilmini Rubin

Chief of Staff & Head of Global PolicyHedera

Harvard University

Washington DC, United States

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Chief of Staff & Head of Global Policy at Hedera

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Nilmini Rubin is the Chief of Staff and Head of Global Policy for Hedera, an energy-efficient network that goes beyond blockchain. She co-founded Fix the System, a coalition of organizations committed to election integrity and democracy strengthening in the U.S. 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 twelve 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 advisor to the Women's Democracy Network and 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.


Certificate·Graduated in 2007·Harvard University

Business Administration

Master's·Graduated in 1999·University of California at Berkeley

Bachelor's·Graduated in 1994·University of California at Berkeley


Chief of Staff & Head of Global Policy at Hedera

August · 2022 - Present

Senior Associate at Center for Strategic and International Studies

December · 2017 - Present

Global Public Policy Manager at Meta

June · 2021 - August · 2022

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Fix the System

September · 2019 - January · 2021

Senior Advisor at Leadership Now Project

August · 2019 - January · 2021

Executive Vice President at Tetra Tech

August · 2016 - November · 2020

Assistant Economist at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

International Economist at U.S. Department of Treasury

Director for International Finance and the G-8 at White House, National Security Council

Senior Professional Staff Member at U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Director at Information Technology Industry Council

Senior Advisor at U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs


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