Nilmini Rubin is the Public Policy Manager of International Institutions at Facebook. Previously she was the Co-founder and Managing Director of Fix the System, a coalition of organizations fighting to strengthen democracy in the United States. Previously, Nilmini led 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 Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the 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. She also served at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush where she 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 the World Economic Forum Experts Network, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Academy of the Global Teacher Prize. She is a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a steering committee member of the Internet Governance Forum Support Association and a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.