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Nishi Somaiya of Goldman Sachs appointed to Board of Governors of The Royal Ballet School

Nishi Somaiya, global co-head of Growth Equity investing at Goldman Sachs, has been appointed to The Royal Ballet School’s Board of Governors.

Career in investment

Nishi joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 having graduated with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford, Queen’s College. She has spent her entire career at Goldman Sachs working in several roles primarily on the investing side, where she has gathered extensive board experience working with a number of portfolio companies. She became managing director in 2011 and partner in 2016.

Diversity and inclusion initiatives

Nishi is involved in and has championed a number of firm-wide initiatives for progress in diversity and inclusion, a topic she is passionate about. She is a member of the Global Diversity Committee and also serves on the Board of Advisors for Launch With GS, a $500 million strategy from Goldman Sachs supporting companies and investment managers with diverse leadership.

In addition, she serves as a Trustee on the board of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity London (SEO London), a non-profit organisation providing access, training and mentoring for talented young people from underrepresented and underserved communities.

On joining the Board of Governors

On Nishi’s recent appointment, Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Chairman of The Royal Ballet School, said:

‘I am delighted to welcome Nishi Somaiya to the Board, as she brings invaluable professional experience and a deep commitment to serving the School’s needs. Her financial credentials are impeccable, and her experience in successfully promoting the importance of equality and diversity in a wide range of environments will be a great asset’.

Christopher Powney, Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet School, said:

‘Nishi Somaiya brings a personal passion for dance to this role, alongside extensive financial experience and a tangible commitment to diversity and inclusion. I look forward greatly to working with her and the wider Board of Governors to ensure that the School is accessible, open and welcoming to talented students of all backgrounds’.

Nishi Somaiya said:

‘I’m delighted to be joining the Board of The Royal Ballet School – an organisation that plays such an important role on ballet’s international stage, and has consistently, with excellence, nurtured world renowned talent.

‘The School mirrors my own personal passion for dance, education, and equal opportunity, and I am excited to work with Christopher and his team on continuing to develop and offer the best possible training, access, inspiration and support for the students of the School’.

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