Nili Lakhani

Nili Lakhani

Festival Director- IAAC Literature Festival
Indo – American Arts Council, Inc.


After spending five years in India as an expat, Nili, a first-generation American, returned stateside in 2011. Although back in NY, she remained mesmerized by the artisans, musicians, poets that she met during her stay. As a way to stay linked to her rich cultural heritage, which had only just been revealed to her, Nili joined the IAAC in 2011. Initially, Nili’s relationship with the IAAC began as a way to foster a connection with an artistic subculture that had left her spellbound, but it quickly became apparent that Nili’s strong technical background and sharp business acumen were instrumental to the success of the 20-year-old arts non-profit.

Aside from the operations, Nili’s largest impact in the organization was felt in the relationships she managed ranging from galvanizing the volunteers during high stress moments to maintaining her graceful relationship with the patrons. Nili was able to blend her business background with her passion for the arts to serve IAAC for the last 7 years as the backbone of a small organization with a huge impact

Prior to her foray into the arts arena, Nili spent several years working within the Advisory & Assurance sector at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Her clients included large SEC companies such as Honeywell and Avaya; she later joined the Private Client Services group working directly with C-level executives. Nili graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University and was awarded a National Honor for obtaining the highest score on the CPA Examination in the State of NJ and amongst the top scores national wide for the four-part examination.

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