Nikhil Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, OneValley Inc.

Nikhil Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, OneValley Inc.

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Nikhil Sinha is Chief Executive Officer of OneValley Inc., a global entrepreneurship, innovation and investment company.  Prior to joining OneValley, Nikhil served as the Chief Business and Chief Content Officer at Coursera, the world’s largest higher education platform. Nikhil is a leading international expert on innovation and entrepreneurship, he has successfully founded and exited two technology startups and has worked with numerous technology entrepreneurs and large enterprises to help build their innovation capabilities.Nikhil has served in senior positions in several organizations.  

In the past he has been President & Co-CEO of Silverskills, Executive Vice President of eFunds Corporation, President & CEO of iDLX Technology Partners, and a Venture Partner at Adams Capital Management. Nikhil began his professional life in the Government of India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in 1983. In his academic career, Nikhil was the founding Vice Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University from 2011 to 2015, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas from 2002 to 2005 and a faculty member at the University from 1991 to 1999. Nikhil serves on several corporate and non-profit boards. He is Chairman of the Board of HCL Infosystems and a member of the Board of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. 

He is a Director Emeritus of the US-India Business Council and a member of the Higher Education Committee of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Nikhil has an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. (Honors) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He has published numerous articles and papers in scholarly journals and conferences and has been awarded a number of research, publishing and academic grants and awards.