Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins serves as president and CEO of PAI. Nabeeha brings 25 years of movement building, advocacy, fundraising and international development experience in public health, food and nutrition security and human rights. She has dedicated her career to driving equitable health, social and development outcomes for women, youth and vulnerable communities around the world.
Nabeeha came to PAI from the nonprofit organization KABOOM!, where she served as vice president of programs and directed large-scale organizational initiatives to propel the movement for playspace equity. Prior to KABOOM!, Nabeeha served as executive director of No Wasted Lives, a global coalition dedicated to combating acute malnutrition in children. She is also the founder of Humanitas Global, an international development organization that advances programs in agricultural development, food and nutrition security, climate resilience and youth and women’s empowerment. Nabeeha has served in senior roles with the global communications firm FleishmanHillard and The Clinton Foundation’s Global HIV/AIDS Initiative, and implemented advocacy and community development programs for UNICEF, the EastWest Institute and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).
Born in Pakistan and raised in Mexico, Nabeeha has worked on development programs in more than 20 countries worldwide. She has collaborated with and advised heads of state, national and local leaders, CEOs and senior executives from across sectors, and worked side by side with community partners who are driving frontline change. Nabeeha holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism and mass communications from Kansas State University and dual master’s degrees in international affairs and public health from Columbia University. Nabeeha is based in Washington, D.C., where she resides with her husband, Coleman, and two young children.