Radhika Nayar is a director in Arabella’s New York office, where she works closely with individuals and families to help them achieve their philanthropic goals. Radhika thrives on meeting clients wherever they are in their philanthropic journeys and translating their visions into concrete action plans that improve people’s lives.
Prior to Arabella, Radhika worked at Dasra, India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation. She partnered with donors within India and the United States to take meaningful action on India’s most complex and urgent development challenges. In Mumbai, she guided local donors to improve the lives of adolescent girls and break the inter-generational cycle of poverty by making multi-year, collaborative grants to scale India’s highest-impact nonprofits working in partnership with the government. In 2014, Radhika launched Dasra’s US presence, encouraging greater and more thoughtful global attention and funding to accelerate progress in India.
Before pursuing a career in philanthropy, Radhika worked at AllianceBernstein, interned at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and served as a fellow at Wellesley Centers for Women. Radhika has a BA from Wellesley College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.