Nisha has been working on poverty, inequality and development issues for almost three decades. She has been the CEO of Oxfam India since its inception in March 2008. Prior to that she has worked with the World Bank on development issues for 18 years. Nisha has experience of working in countries in the East Asia Region (Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia) and in the East Africa Region (Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda). She has a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Virginia, USA. She has also worked as a Research Economist at the Impact Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Last February, at the global level, embarrassment and discomfort drove Pachauri to step down as chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It was simply unacceptable for him to remain in his position. Why is it different within India? What will it take for the governing council of TERI to show him the door?