Nilmini Gunaratne Rubin is the Vice President for International Development at Tetra Tech where she leads policy and engineering services for infrastructure projects in developing countries.
For eight years, Nilmini led international economic, development and transparency policy at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She drove the passage of a law that requires oil, gas and mining companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to reveal trillions of dollars paid to governments that has been since adopted by the European Union and is being considered by many other jurisdictions.
As a Director at the National Security Council at the White House, Nilmini secured agreements with the G-8 to limit the spread of weapons of mass destruction, to raise billions of dollars for the Global Fund for AIDS/HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria and increase transparency of international organizations. She previously worked on international economic policy at Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Nilmini’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Politico, Yahoo! and numerous international publications. She was named a 2006 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a “40 Under 40” Leader in International Development by Devex, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the mother of three young girls.