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Neil Ghosh
Neil Ghosh is President & Executive Director of SNV USA, with more than 20 years’ of experience leading strategic operations of sustainable and economic development organizations to advance diplomacy, defense and development goals globally.

Neil joined SNV Netherlands Development Organization in 2007 to open the US office in Washington DC. Since then he has been convening and catalyzing corporate executives, US/foreign government decision makers, and world leaders to shape the agenda on trade, capacity building, youth, poverty, impact investing, and inclusive business. He has launched partnerships with USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Master Card Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and IADB.

With his intrapreneurial drive Neil is most known for creating high-performing organizations that grow in scale and impact through providing access to networks and capital across 25 countries and building synergistic relationships across professions and political divides. He founded GlobeTrade Network, a management consultancy, and has consulted for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Deloitte, Citibank and others.

Neil also founded the Global Youth Initiative (GYI), with the mission to empower young people to address poverty, terrorism, intolerance, and gender violence and which has gained support from Mother Teresa, Secretary Hillary Clinton, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Governor Tom Ridge, Chief Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, and Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Passionate about international trade and development, Neil increased exports and investment into Eastern India for the Australian Trade Commission and created strategic partnerships with The World Bank & the UN on behalf of the Australian Embassy.

Neil holds an MBA in International Business, an MS in Management Information Systems and is a Certified Management Consultant. He has been featured in print, broadcast and online media in the U.S. and abroad including CNN, Huffington Post and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Entries by Neil Ghosh

Hiding in Plain Sight: Progress in the Middle East and North Africa

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 3:41 PM


I recently attended the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East and Africa meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. As I prepared for the trip, some of my friends and family expressed concerns about my safety. Their worries were understandable -- headlines from the Middle East and...

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Building the Workforce of Tomorrow

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 4:56 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 | 12:13 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 | 2:22 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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