Nikita Singla

Nikita Singla is an International Trade, Logistics and Inclusion Specialist, with 12 years of experience in South Asia. She has experience of working across more than 40 ports across the South Asia region. She has advised the Governments of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in varying capacities on trade, logistics and inclusion-related issues.

She is a Consultant to the World Bank's Trade, Transport and Regional Integration practices, and to the Asian Development Bank's South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation program. She was formerly Associate Director at a New Delhi-based think tank where she led the Time Release Studies, an annual assessment of trade facilitation across ports in India, in compliance with the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement. She has also led a similar study across land ports in Bangladesh.

She has authored the recently published policy paper, titled "Women’s Inclusion in India’s Trade Ecosystem", supported by the U.S. Embassy in India. She is a part of the Advisory Council of TalentNomics India, a non-profit organization working towards creating a gender equitable South Asia. She is also Senior Adviser to the World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, where her focus is on capacity building of women-led enterprises. She is also a Visiting Fellow 2024 to Stimson Centre's South Asia program, where her focus will be on Strategic Trade Controls in South Asia and is a Non-resident Scholar, South Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC.

She is an Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and studied International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris.

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