Venture Director, Rippleworks
2022 Speaker

Nitida Wongthipkongka is a social impact strategist. Currently, she is a Venture Director at Rippleworks, a foundation that supports scaling social ventures. She works to identify the most impactful social ventures in the world to drive the growth of Rippleworks’ projects portfolio and expanding the business performance of these ventures. She also builds relationships with leading investors, funders, and ecosystem partners globally to identify and assess impactful social ventures to support their growth and scale.

Prior to Rippleworks, Nitida was a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group and had several roles building health-focused social businesses in emerging markets. At SC Johnson (SCJ) she provided strategic direction to support the delivery of the Base of the Pyramid team’s mission, which is to enable mosquito-borne disease prevention in global communities by creating access to and delivering affordable product offerings through market-driven models. She led the development of partnerships, design and delivery of new business models, and new product launches in Asia and Africa. Prior to SCJ, she worked at a water and sanitation nonprofit in Kenya where she supported the development of social businesses in Ghana and Kenya.

Nitida holds an MBA and SM in civil and environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, and Africa and travels extensively.