|Nadim Matta '89|
Nadim Matta '89
Rapid Results Institute
Nadim was selected as one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers of 2012. This is an annual designation by the Foreign Policy Magazine for 100 individuals who have had standout contributions to the intellectual debate over the last year.
Nadim Matta came to Yale SOM from Lebanon, where he worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development, managing part of the agency's relief and rehabilitation program during the Lebanese civil war. While at Yale SOM, Nadim took a year off to volunteer with Save the Children Federation in Lebanon to design and lead a major assistance program that provided food support to 100,000 families displaced by the civil war.
After Yale SOM, Nadim joined Schaffer Consulting, where he worked with leadership teams in major corporations on driving change and accelerating strategy execution. He became co-managing partner of the firm in 2009.
In 2006, and with support from his partners at Schaffer Consulting, Nadim founded the Rapid Results Institute, a nonprofit organization that builds capacity for accelerating implementation of social impact programs in developing countries. The institute has pioneered the use of 100-day projects (Rapid Results Initiatives) in development programs in more than a dozen countries in sub-Saharan Africa. More recently, the institute has been working with the VA, HUD, and several domestic NGOs to mobilize communities in the U.S. to ramp up their efforts to end homelessness among war veterans.
Nadim continues to serve as President of the Rapid Results Institute, while maintaining his corporate consulting work at Schaffer.
Nadim's work has been featured in the New York Times. And he has published on Rapid Results work in several journals including the Harvard Business Review and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Apart from his Yale SOM degree, Nadim holds a master's degree in public health from the American University of Beirut and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.