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  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:

  • 2018 NEXUS India UK Forum, London
  • 2018 NEXUS India Opening Reception at the NEXUS Global Summit
  • 2017 NEXUS India Delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, India
  • 2017 NEXUS India Silicon Valley Forum hosted in association with Google, Facebook and Microsoft
  • 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
  • 2013 NEXUS India Boston Salon
  • 2012 NEXUS India Leadership Forum hosted by UN Women 


Upcoming Forums and Events:

  • More to be announced



Tara Singh

Tara Singh

Founding Chair of NEXUS India, Founding Chair of NEXUS New Zealand & Pasifika
A lifelong advocate for sustainability leadership in business, Tara actively supports local, grassroots and social entrepreneurs and visionaries. She has a MBA in Finance (Derivatives) and has worked in financial risk management for the FDIC, as well as in Healthcare Administration dealing with Marketing and Quality strategies. She holds a post-graduate degree in Environmental Policy, specializing in Sustainable  Business Development. Tara’s work and research with respect to India include 

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partnering Director Emeritus of NEXUS MENA & Arab Diasporas with organizations including  Nike, Inc., Gokaldas Exports, Asia Society and The Henry Luce Foundation. She has worked to educate and empower underprivileged women and children in both rural and urban locations, teach environmental education and foster environmental stewardship, as well as facilitate a global corporate and governmental conference aiming to increase US corporate investment in India.

A longtime student of both medical botany and ethno pharmacy, she is honored to have been granted entrée to both H.H. Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Medical and Astro. Institute and its archives and the global Ayurveda authority, The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, in order to conduct research on Traditional Tibetan Medicine and Ayurveda. Tara is Founder and CEO of Terra Tara Organics (TTO) Inc., in Napa, California. Tara is deeply honored to serve our returning and long returned veteran heroes’ during reintegration into civilian society as President of the Board of Oakland, California’s Operation Dignity, a non profit homeless veteran organization directly addressing issues including housing, job skills, PTS, addiction, and sexual trauma to provide wrap-around healing programs. Tara also serves on the Board of the Ik Onkar Peace Foundation, a United Religions Initiative Cooperation Circle, aiming to promote peaceful conflict resolution without the use of unnecessary violence, encourage economic and social justice while preserving planetary beauty and resources. Board Member and the Auckland Representative for UN Women Aotearoa New Zealand National Committee.

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What We’re Up To


In May of 2018 NEXUS India hosted its first India Diaspora Forum in India 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


We host regular Salons that are meant to inspire learning and collaboration between a uniquely powerful network of peers from the South Asian subcontinent to ignite a movement towards greater social change

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

NEXUS India is proud to send yearly Delegations to our NEXUS Global Summit in New York to participate in NEXUS Global’s flagship event and network with NEXUS members from around the world


Sustainable India

NEXUS India is committed to a roadmap of creating a Sustainable India over the next 100 years. By uniting extraordinary Next Gen from around the world and igniting within them the flame of social change and commitment to humanity & mother earth, NEXUS India is looking to the future

Members from the NEXUS India Diaspora Forum at Google in Palo Alto

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