Neil Ghosh is executive vice president of the Global Fund for Children, board chair of Youth Resound and former founding president of SNV USA.
As executive vice president of The Global Fund for Children, Neil Ghosh leads the organization’s development, communications, and marketing teams. Neil is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience helping to address gaps in economic growth, education, capacity building, and governance. He has convened and catalyzed corporate executives, government decision-makers, and world leaders to shape the agenda on youth and children, trade, education, technology, impact investing, and inclusive business.
Neil’s childhood experiences in Kolkata, India, spurred his involvement in the international development field, and his experience and expertise span the nonprofit, government, philanthropic, and private sectors. His work has taken him around the world, where professional initiatives have involved supporting disenfranchised populations and grassroots organizations. Neil is known for creating high-performing organizations and helping them to grow in scale and impact by providing access to networks and capital in 25 countries and by building synergistic relationships across professions and political divides.
Prior to joining The Global Fund for Children, Neil served for nine years as the founding CEO of SNV’s North American affiliate. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, SNV addresses systemic poverty in 35 countries through specialist expertise in inclusive development, systemic change, local ownership, and contextualized solutions in several sectors, including agriculture, energy, water, sanitation, and hygiene. Neil grew SNV USA’s operations to $120 million in funding by implementing innovative approaches to development and by establishing relationships with institutional, corporate, and individual partners. Neil also founded Youth Resound, which seeks to empower youth to address poverty, violent extremism, intolerance, and gender violence, and he currently serves as chair of its board.
Neil is a Certified Management Consultant with an MBA in international business and an MS in management information systems, and he has been featured in print, broadcast, and online media in the United States and abroad, including CNN, Devex, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and Stanford Social Innovation Review.