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Nabil Ahmed

Director, Economic and Racial Justice

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Nabil leads Oxfam's agenda on economic justice that engages policymakers, advocates, and activists to address inequality in the US and internationally. He is a strategic advocate and convener, influencing policies and discourse on wealth inequality, financing, health and worker power at the intersection of class, race and gender. He has led alliances and teams to win policy progress with governments and the private sector.

Based in Washington DC, Nabil joined Oxfam America in 2022. He is a public speaker and contributor on inequality issues, on outlets including Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and AFP.

Nabil was formerly Oxfam International’s Head of Executive Strategy and Communications, based in Nairobi, Kenya, where he led strategic influencing and public engagement efforts to tackle inequality and the climate crisis. He was the lead author of Oxfam’s flagship global inequality report in 2022, “Inequality Kills,”, and led Oxfam’s work to raise attention on inequality at the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) since 2016. He led Oxfam’s engagement with the International Labor Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work and the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, and represented Oxfam on the WEF Advisory Board on Risks.

He co-founded the People’s Vaccine Alliance that fostered a movement of millions of people, and led efforts with world leaders and Nobel Laureates to challenge pharmaceutical monopolies over Covid-19 vaccines.

Nabil was formerly a national organizer, worked in the private sector at Unilever, and is a graduate of the University of Manchester, UK. He is a Board Member of Amnesty International UK, and co-hosts EQUALS, Oxfam’s global podcast about inequality. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+