History of NEXUS in India
NEXUS India started under the guiding leadership and vision of Founding Chair, Tara Singh, supported by a number of philanthropic families and key advisors. The goal of creating NEXUS India as the South Asian regional arm of NEXUS was to connect, educate, empower and encourage young and influential members of the South Asian philanthropic and business communities globally to galvanize around key social impact issues. Today NEXUS India is led by its Steering Committee comprising over (USD) $30B in family wealth and a dedicated Team including Director of NEXUS India and Diaspora Engagement, Leela Bhashyam, NEXUS India Curator, Raj-Ann Rekhi Gill and continued oversight by its Founding Chair, Tara Singh. NEXUS India convenes private global gatherings focused on themes and interests of relevance to the South Asian community and Diaspora.
NEXUS India is a youth philanthropic community aiming to bridge South Asian Next Gen wealth holders, philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs together in a community of like-minded leaders in order to solve the region’s most intractable issues. Through dynamic dialogue and interactive discussion, NEXUS India gathers visionaries from India and our greater diaspora communities from across the globe to understand how the innovative spirit of the tech community can serve as a beacon to other philanthropists, impact investors, civic leaders, and titans of industry to build our Sustainable India.
The Nexus India Community will convene over the next year under our guiding theme: Sustainable India over the next 100 years. Gathering visionaries and early adopters from India and the Indian diaspora,
NEXUS India unites extraordinary Next Gen from around the world and ignites within them the flame of social change and commitment to humanity & mother earth that we will help build 100 years+ into the future.
With exposure to innovative new technologies and the freshest perspectives and research, our members transform ideas into action and usher in a new era of Sustainable India, on a scale that has never been accomplished before.
Goals and Actions
NEXUS India has organized a number of Forums and Salons around the world including:
- 2017 NEXUS India Delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, India
- 2017 NEXUS India Silicon Valley Forum hosted in association with Google, Facebook
- 2016 NEXUS India Opening Reception, Salmagundi Club, New York
- 2015 NEXUS India Opening Reception at the Indian Consulate General, New York
- 2015 NEXUS India Delhi Salon
- 2014 NEXUS India Delhi Launch and Salon 2012 NEXUS India Boston Salon
- 2013 NEXUS India Leadership Forum hosted by UN Women
- 2012 NEXUS India Boston Salon
Upcoming Forums and Events:
- 2018 NEXUS India UK Forum, London
- 2018 NEXUS India Opening Reception at the NEXUS Global Summit
- More to be announced
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Tara SinghFounding Chair of NEXUS India
A lifelong advocate for sustainability leadership in business, Tara actively supports local, grassroots and social entrepreneurs and visionaries. She has show more show less
Director of NEXUS India and Diaspora Engagement
Leela Bhashyam is a global health activist, self-proclaimed techie, international development practitioner and social impact bridge builder. Her professional experiences cover a wide array of sectors as she is passionate about connecting ideas, shared passions and thought leaders from across the globe. A consummate traveler and student of the global human experience, show more show less
Raj-Ann Rekhi GillCurator of NEXUS India
Raj-Ann Rekhi Gill has dedicated her entire career to nonprofit fundraising and program development. With degrees in International Relations from Syracuse University (BA) and the London School of Economics (MSc), she brings a diverse and culturally-savvy perspective to her work. She has been passionate about the power of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship since she was a student and has consistently aligned show more show less
What We’re Up To
This May NEXUS India is hosting its first India Diaspora Forum in India in May in London, England bringing together exceptional young social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and impact investors living outside of India to usher in a more sustainable and prosperous future
Culture of Philanthropy
NEXUS India aims to connect, educate and empower young and influential members of the South Asian philanthropic and business communities globally to galvanize around key social impact issues
Delegations to NEXUS Global
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
Interested in joining or sponsoring the NEXUS India network? Are you an exceptional young social entrepreneur, philanthropist or impact investor that lives in India or is part of the Diaspora? Do you believe in a more sustainable and prosperous India? We’d love to hear from you. Please send us a message and we’ll be in touch shortly.