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Neil Ghosh
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Neil founded SNV USA in 2007 to support SNV globally by expanding the organization’s mission of poverty alleviation through partnerships with organizations based in North America. He is one of the architects of SNV’s innovative work in inclusive business and impact investing.

Neil’s career path has taken him through the private sector, trade and diplomacy and defense contracting. Son of a community leader and a native of Calcutta, India, he has been actively involved in working with low-income citizens from his school days. Throughout, he has maintained a passion for poverty alleviation and related issues, so it was perhaps inevitable that he should find his way back—or forward—to the development sector. But this time, he had a new perspective. Neil was convinced that the lessons he had learned from his experience in the private sector and government could be applied to development in order to promote Inclusive Growth. His strategy has always been to constantly explore, challenge, and evolve.

During his 5 years with the Australian Trade Commission, Neil helped develop Australian exports, and assisted companies to solve the problems they face when trading and investing abroad. Neil also co-founded a government contracting firm, where he worked extensively with various U.S. agencies, in particular the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Neil founded GlobeTrade Network, a management consultancy firm in Washington, DC where he successfully completed over 50 engagements for multinationals, SMEs, and governments. Neil also conceptualized and founded tsunamivictims.org to help the affected population in 24 countries. Neil has an M.B.A. in International Business, an M.S. in Management Information Systems and is a Certified Management Consultant. He has been featured in print and online media in the United States and abroad, including The Washington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, DevEx, Foreign Policy Digest, Latin Business Chronicle, The Australian Financial Review, The Diplomat, Asia Today, The Telegraph, and others.

Entries by Neil Ghosh

Building the Workforce of Tomorrow

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 5:56 PM

It's election time again in the United States. Although Tuesday's off-season voting in a series of states will not alter the balance of political power in any significant way, it takes place amid the reverberations of a host of truly big issues. The recent government shutdown, the wrangle over the...

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MLK Day of Service: Youth Speak Up on Poverty

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 1:13 PM

Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Poverty is the worst form of violence."

Growing up in Calcutta (now Kolkata) India, I witnessed first-hand the many layers of truth behind Gandhi's words. For beyond the obvious physical consequences of living in want, there lurks a constant and pervasive threat to human dignity,...

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Our Path to Inclusive Growth

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 3:22 PM

As the ball drops down over Times Square this New Year's Eve, three billion people around the world will be living in poverty. They will want for food, clothing, shelter, clean water, basic hygiene, and medical supplies. But most importantly, they will want for the self-reliance with which to sustain...

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