Nadia is a native New Yorker, who is half-Algerian and half-New Zealander. Joining The B Team in 2017, Nadia brings 10 years of work experience across the private, public, and civil society sectors, with expertise in innovative financing and collaborative partnerships for development. She is passionate about contributing to expanding The B Team in more regions of the world through multi-disciplinary partnerships and solutions.
Nadia worked for Goldman Sachs for 5 years in New York, beginning as a stock broker in Equities Sales and Trading where she advised and sold socially-responsible investment research to pensions and hedge funds across the U.S., Canada and Brazil. She also contributed to developing and selling research and data products from Goldman’s Hudson Street Services private equity portfolio. Nadia then served on a small team in Goldman Sachs Office of the Chairman’s Client Strategy Group, where she was responsible for directly preparing the Chairman and CEO, President and COO, and Head of Growth Markets for high-level interactions and official engagements with cross-divisional clients globally. These clients included heads of state, government officials, legislators, regulators and high-net worth individuals. Nadia also worked for the Goldman Sachs Foundation’s 10,000 Women program, helping to develop commercial opportunities to unlock capital for hundreds of women entrepreneurs across emerging markets, which enabled women to double on average their annual revenues and employee base.
Following her work at Goldman Sachs, Nadia consulted to the International Labour Organization (ILO) on how to interlink its women’s economic empowerment projects to strengthen the ILO’s ability to support marginalized women. In 2013, Nadia was recruited to work for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on New Zealand’s ultimately successful campaign to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council 2015-2016. Working for the New Zealand Ambassador in Geneva, Nadia developed strategic partnerships and technical exchanges with Francophone and Lusophone African Governments. With Ambassador Ellis, she led Special Envoy official engagements and capacity-building workshops in Benin, Chad, Congo, DRC, Gabon, Madagascar, Niger, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Most recently, Nadia was involved in social entrepreneurship and big data, working on tech-based solutions that help integrate vulnerable populations into global value chains.
Nadia studied political history and French at Dartmouth College, international economic development at Sciences Po, Paris, and social entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Nadia was a 2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar based in Paris, France, where she worked for the women’s rights NGO, Ni Putes Ni Soumises, to address socio-economic issues facing immigrant women and minority youth across disadvantaged French inner cities.