2011 Milken Institute Summit
Business Development Manager, Acumen Fund
Vinay Nair is business development manager at the Acumen Fund. He has extensive experience in finance and social enterprise and development. Nair spent more than eight years at J.P. Morgan London, most recently as executive director and head of a fixed-income marketing team. He took a sabbatical to work on microfinance and social enterprise, primarily in India. Nair has also worked for the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative in Mozambique, including a temporary assignment with the Ministry of Health. He has launched two social enterprises: one in rural Mozambique, working with HIV-positive women to make and sell jam, and one in the U.K., focusing on out-of-hours primary health care, for which he received a level one award from UnLtd. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Talented Youth of Ireland. An Irish citizen, Nair received his B.A. (honors) in economics and political science from Trinity College Dublin and an M.P.A. from the London School of Economics. At LSE, he conducted a group capstone project on providing power to rural India with the Acumen Fund and its investee, Husk Power Systems.