Mr. Jay Nishaant is the Chairman of Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA). He is Former Executive President of Nepal Democracy Foundation (NDF), a leading think-tank and NGO working in the area of democracy, diplomacy, governance and development. He possesses more than 15 years of experience as international development professional, democracy practitioner, political analyst, broadcaster and university lecturer. Jay is a Draper Hill Fellow at Stanford University and possesses an impressive track record of serving at international organizations in leadership positions such as the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). He is also a noted media personality and has produced several television programs and documentaries besides hosting political and current affairs talk-shows on Nepal’s leading television channel, Kantipur Television. Occasionally, Jay writes op-ed columns on current affairs, politics, international relations and development issues. Time permitting, he also teaches International Business and Business Environment Analysis to MBA and EMBA students.