Ravi is Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK’s innovation agency for social good. In March 2021, Nesta published its ambitious 10-year strategy which aims to improve the lives of millions through mission-led innovation.
Ravi previously founded and led the Airbel Innovation Lab at the International Rescue Committee where he was responsible for designing, testing and scaling products and services for people affected by crisis in over 40 countries, from reducing acute malnutrition to expanding employment for refugees. Prior to joining the International Rescue Committee in 2013, Ravi held a number of roles in the UK Government, including Director of Strategy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and strategic advisor to the Foreign Secretary. Ravi has also worked as a researcher at the think-tank Demos and in local government in London.